Queensland declares ALL of Sydney a ‘coronavirus hotspot’ including dozens of areas without a single case – as lockdown-loving Anastacia Palaszczuk shuts out millions
All of Greater Sydney has been declared a Covid-19 hotspot by the Queensland government, as in increasing number of states look to restrict NSW travellers.
This includes the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, leaving millions trapped out of the Sunshine State just days before the school holidays.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement via Twitter after Sydney recorded 16 new locally acquired cases on Wednesday bringing the cities growing cluster to 35.
The border closure will go into effect on Thursday at 1am.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has declared all of Greater Sydney a Covid-19 hotspot
This includes the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, leaving millions trapped out of the Sunshine State just days before the school holidays. Pictured: Travellers at Sydney Airport on June 23, 2021
Under the new rules, anyone entering Queensland who has been in any areas Greater Sydney areas must go into hotel quarantine for 14 days.
Non-Queensland residents will have to do the same but will also need to get a permit before enter the state.
‘You must complete the Queensland Travel Declaration up to three days prior to your arrival into Queensland,’ the Queensland government says on its website.
‘The form should take about three minutes to complete and your declaration will be issued immediately via email.’