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Queenslanders to self-quarantine if they have visited a NSW COVID-19 hotspot

By May 15, 2020 No Comments
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.
NSW Coronavirus hotspots.
NSW Coronavirus hotspots.(9News)
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:
  • Blacktown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Central Coast
  • Cumberland
  • Inner West
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Northern Beaches
  • Randwick
  • Ryde
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Sydney
  • Waverley
  • Woollahra
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.”
Gold Coast, Australia
A sign warning to stay home over the Easter period is seen on approach to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast(AAP Image/Dave Hunt))
This comes as 13 new cases were confirmed in Queensland today, bringing the states’ total to 965.
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