QLD shuts border with Greater Sydney

A school employee in Queensland is among two people that have tested positive to COVID-19 after returning from an interstate holiday in Melbourne and Sydney last week.

They were the first COVID-19 case outside quarantine since May.

The woman – who works at Parklands Christian College at Park Ridge in Brisbane’s south – was diagnosed with the virus on Tuesday.

The case marked four days since the last infection was recorded in Queensland, reigniting debate around the state’s border measures.

Meanwhile, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today warned Queenslanders “now is not the time” to holiday south of the border”. She has also announced that Greater Sydney would be banned from entering Queensland from 1 am Saturday morning.

This comes after another 19 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in New South Wales today after a cluster emerged in Sydney’s east.

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  1. Ronin8317MEMBER

    19 cases in NSW today, 2 from hotel quarantine, and 17 from community transmission. It is tracking Victoria pretty well now. QLD should have closed the border last week, and Sydney should be closed off to the rest of NSW,

    While it first started in the south west of Sydney, it’s exploding everywhere now.

      • Ronin8317MEMBER

        They are known clusters, but geographically the potential infection point is everywhere in Sydney now. Potts Point, Hurstville, Rushcutters Bay, etc. A primary school in Parramatta also have to be closed today for deep cleansing.

    • It is tracking Victoria pretty well now.

      what do you mean by pretty well?
      Vic had 0 cases on 9/06, 11 cases on 15/06, 17 on 24/7 and 68 on 29/06
      NSW had 0 cases on 9/07, 7 on 15/07, 5 on 24/07 and 17 on 29/07

      • Ronin8317MEMBER

        Wrong starting point. Victoria case number from 12th June to 30th June

        4,8,9,12,9,21,18,13,25,19,16,17,20,33,30, 41, 49,75, 64,73,66,108

        NSW number from 17th July

        8,15,18,20,13,16,19,7,15,14,17,14,19(today)

        If it is not decreasing, then it will eventually go exponential.

  2. because there is 0.0001 % chance someone coming from Sydney can be infectious?

    what is the chance of tsunami hitting QLD shores in next few weeks?
    the queen of nepotism should order evacuation now

  3. alwaysanonMEMBER

    Somewhere over the border, way up high
    There’s a land of queens that I heard of once in a lullaby
    Oh, somewhere over the border skies are blue
    Clouds high over the border, makes all your dreams come true, ooh😭

    • Beautiful one day, perfect the next.
      And this winters weather has been particularly good, and disease free !
      Call us whatever you like old son !
      Shut the border !!!!

  4. Expert says:

    SARS-CoV-2 is unlikely to be completely eliminated. My prediction that the virus would persist and not experience mutational drift towards a less virulent strain (which I also wrote about in March) was based on the behavior of this virus at the time. It is likely that SARS-CoV-2 will continue to circulate as a highly infectious and far worse version of a seasonal flu-like infection but without a seasonal timeline, but an escape mutant timeline.

    https://medium.com/@melaniematheu/sars-cov-2-how-fast-is-the-virus-changing-and-what-does-it-mean-d4eec8c26838

    So no herd immunity, this will never go away, It’s as I warned, a civilization-changing event

    • No, maybe for once the fat masses of the West may need to consume a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals instead of relying on a magic pill for everything. Maybe China has found the magic pill anyway but the West refuses to use it because it’s too cheap and abundant so instead they will reinvent the wheel and patent the new wheel then sell it for $$$$.

  5. This goes to show there are tens of thousands (maybe even in the hundreds of thousands) of people walking around with the virus that is going unreported. It only shows up when it hits a venerable person that shows symptoms or a person has to take a test as they are crossing boarders and work at a school. Then you test more and guess what, more show up. Then you widen the test catchment and even more show up. As the tests exponentially grow so to do the positive results until you reach a saturation point. There is naturally a depletion of susceptible people you can test as you increase testing. To a certain point the reverse then happens. You test less you get get less results and you march down from that bell curve. But the virus is still there. At some point you realise you just have test everyone in a mass testing as quickly as possible if you want to really know where the virus is and how much it has spread or continue this silly cat and mouse game until everyone gets it over a long enough time period.

  6. Shut the door Now Qld…letting in 230k people in 2 days a few weeks back may be the fatal mistake

    • Shades of MessinaMEMBER

      Not having a policy in place that restricts someone from going back into a school after a trip to Melbourne seems fairly foolhardy.

      • There is a policy, just seems the usual case of everyone stuffed it up strayan style. She was meant to be in quarantine and there is now a criminal investigation into why she wasn’t.

      • There is a detailed policy, but being a democracy, people can choose whether to follow or not, with both types of consequences, theirs and possible victims.
        Dictatorships work much better in pandemics, like welding or nailing people into their quarantine abode !
        And check out where they went. Didn’t sit still for a week.

  7. Aussies Can't Socially Distance

    Dumbest country in the world. No planning past the next week, dealing with a pandemic on an ad-hoc day-by-day basis basically winging it.

    China with 1.4 billion people and cities with a high population density have basically eradicated the virus despite 5 million people fleeing Wuhan before the lockdowns.

    Australia is an island with some of the least dense cities in the world yet still f***** it up.

    I think we’re the biggest consumers of psychoactive drugs like Adderall in the world, highest rates of ADHD. Is it any wonder people and governments don’t have patience and discipline as shown by Asian countries to defeat the virus?