Annastacia Palaszczuk warns Sydney could be declared a coronavirus hot spot paving the way to ban millions of Australians from Queensland yet again – as she brings in new rules for visitors
A desperate search is underway to find the source of Sydney’s worrying northern beaches coronavirus outbreak after a sixth mystery case was recorded on Thursday.
The latest case is the partner of an aged care worker from Pittwater Palms, a retirement village in Avalon
A drummer aged in his 60s from Frenchs Forest whose band Nothing Too Serious played at Avalon RSL Club and ‘travelled extensively’ also tested positive also tested positive on Thursday.
The growing outbreak has put the Queensland Premier on high alert less than three weeks after she reopened the state’s border to Greater Sydney residents for the first time since August.
‘To protect vulnerable Queenslanders, anyone who has been in the Northern Beaches region in NSW since December 11 will not be able to visit Queensland residential aged care centres, hospitals or correctional facilities,’ she tweeted on Thursday.
‘Queenslanders who have travel plans to visit greater Sydney, in particular the Northern Beaches region, should consider the risk of those areas becoming a hotspot.’
More to come.