BORDER LOCKOUT: Qld shuts border to Greater Melbourne

The Queensland border will certainly close to Greater Melbourne from 1.00 am tomorrow, in the wake of Victoria’s latest coronavirus outbreak. Replacement Premier Steven Miles validated the boundary will remain closed for a minimum of 14 days, as the southerly state enters a snap five-day lockdown.

It indicates anybody taking a trip to the sunshine state that has remained in the Greater Melbourne area will certainly not be permitted to go into.


All various other Victorians, that have not been in the declared COVID hotspot of Greater Melbourne, will still need to submit a border declaration come on order to get in Queensland.

“The Premier of Victoria has claimed that they have to at this phase, given the pace at which those household contacts were infected, assume that there are much more situations in their area that they know about,” Deputy Premier Miles stated.

“That is that they need to think there are people in Greater Melbourne now who are infectious that they have actually not yet identified.”

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Queensland Health is presently in the procedure of getting in touch with more than 1500 individuals who are now in Queensland after taking a trip via Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4.

The terminal is now a direct exposure site and anybody who existed between 4.45 am as well as 2pm on February 9 is being informed to get evaluated and also quarantine for 14 days.

The Deputy Premier stated shutting the boundary to Greater Melbourne will certainly “safeguard Queenslanders” and sustain get in touch with tracers presently racing to find the 1500 individuals that may have been revealed to the virus.

At this phase, the state’s roadway border checkpoints will certainly not be reinstated, however, Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski stated authorities will certainly continue to check the circumstance.

There have actually been no new coronavirus instances in Queensland today, both locally and also in resort quarantine.