Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the coronavirus “danger is still on our doorstep” and NSW and Victoria will remain closed to the state ‘s borders.
No new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded overnight in Sunshine State, with only 11 active cases.
Ms Palaszczuk told parliament that the situation in NSW, where there are 297 reported cases with 96 identified in the past week, was much worse.
“The danger is still on our doorstep,” she said on Thursday.
The Premier said she would not allow the entry of coronavirus into Queensland and the borders will stay closed for as long as southern states are in transmission.
“I will not put the safety of Queenslanders at risk,” she said.
This comes as police continue to investigate how a Queensland man in Toowoomba has been able to get past officers and avoid mandatory hotel quarantine.
The 25-year-old confessed on Wednesday, a day after he left the hotel on the nineth day of his two-week period of isolation.
“He’s worked out a way to leave and left,” Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski told reporters.