As COVID-19 slowly spreads throughout Sydney, more than 100 Sydney suburbs are now on Queensland’s list of hotspots and banned from entry into the state.
The city of Fairfield was overnight declared a third location, joining Campbelltown and Liverpool in the city’s south-west.
Queensland will turn around anyone attempting to enter the State from 106 suburbs within those three declared hotspots unless they have an exemption.
Queensland residents have also been urged against travelling to New South Wales, warned they would have to fork out for two weeks’ quarantine if they entered a hotspot before returning home.
The rapid surge in COVID-19 infections arising from Melbourne’s failed hotel quarantine was always going to leak into New South Wales, which looks weeks away from disaster:
Queensland should move early, shut its border entirely, and seal itself off from infection.