The Queensland Premier says she won’t hesitate to close down the border to shield the state from transmission od Covid-19.
It comes as no new cases of the virus are registered by the sunshine state overnight and over the weekend, while the situation in Victoria rages out of control.
Our number stands at 1,076, with only five from across Queensland still listed as active.
Meanwhile, this morning, the border checkpoints through Coolangatta and Tweed are down to a crawl, as new border restrictions are in effect.
Anyone coming from Fairfield in New South Wales will now be denied entry, with police having to search every car to make sure they haven’t been to the area recently.
Yet Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she can do nothing about the traffic issues, and she will certainly not hesitate to take more action as needed.
“Of course there will be delays at the border, I can’t do anything about that. There will be delays, because we are protecting Queensland.
“I always take the advice of Doctor Young, our Chief Health Officer, and that advice has stood Queensland in a very good position.
“So if there is outbreaks of community transmission, or it cannot be sourced, or there are clusters, we will not hesitate to declare hot spots.
“Or we will not hesitate, if it gets out of control, to slam the border shut,” the Premier told reporters this morning.