More than 100 Sydney suburbs now banned from QLD

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.

Leith van Onselen
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Comments

  1. Aussies Can't Socially Distance

    LOL how do you ban suburbs?

    Is the best this country can do as a solution to a pandemic?

  2. bolstroodMEMBER

    Gladys should pay attention to what Qld are doing.
    Lock down now may save NSW from Victoria’s fate.
    And ignore her Treasurer who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

  3. this chart is misleading because it shows number of cases in NSW from a completely arbitrary point of time.

    This NSW outbreak runs at least since 23rd of June because there were 10 cases on that day and no a single day without new cases since

    simply number of new cases is not rising despite many infections people running around – the virus reproduction number in NSW is very low at the moment (probably even under 1)

  4. Close the border and be done with it…they cant police it as it is….or we will be back locked in the house again…

  5. drsmithyMEMBER

    I don’t understand why anyone would think this could work, or think anyone else would think it could work.