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Queensland now has six active cases of coronavirus.
This follows the news that a pair of COVID-19 positive teenagers from Brisbane’s southside had lied on their travel forms and returned home from a weekend away – without declaring that they had visited Melbourne before transferring flights in Sydney.
In response to this, Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is tightening border restrictions as the state braces for a potential second wave of infections.
“I’m absolutely furious this has happened,” she told reporters on Wednesday.
“We do not want a second wave here. We do not want widespread community transmission from all you gross plebs in that shitty city with shitty beaches [Sydney]”
Queensland will ban Sydney visitors from 1am on Saturday, having previously blacklisted all of Victoria.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was blindsided by the announcement and says she would have appreciated a heads up that the people of Queensland actually valued their economy and education, and did not want to go into another lock-down because of unwashed visitors coming out of Sydney.
“It would have been nice if she told me, but that’s fine,” she told reporters.
“I just would appreciate a heads up that the people of Queensland enjoy not suffering from COVID-19 and will close their borders where they see fit to prevent any more cases arriving infecting their communities”
MORE TO COME.