Queenslanders are now required to self-quarantine for 14-days if they have travelled to a COVID-19 hotspot in NSW.
Queensland Health has revealed the top coronavirus hotspots, largely in greater Sydney and the Central Coast.
Dr Jeannette Young, Queensland Chief Health Officer, released the list of hotspots to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
From 12.01am on Saturday, April 11 the following Local Government Areas in New South Wales are COVID-19 hotspots:
Health Minister Steven Miles urged Queenslanders not to travel this Easter long weekend, and if it is essential, to check the hotspot areas.
“I would urge you to check the areas but more importantly, I would urge you not to travel in the first place,” Mr Miles said.
“This is not the weekend for going away and I was heartened that a highway near here on the day before Good Friday yesterday afternoon would normally be chockers, normally be bumper to bumper, and there was barely a car on the road.”
“That is good news, people are heeding the call and not heading up the coast for the long weekend as they would normally … they’re staying around home and that is really important.”
This comes as 13 new cases were confirmed in Queensland today, bringing the states’ total to 965.
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