Now is not the time to leave Queensland: Premier

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said people should not be travelling to NSW at the moment.

"Now is not the time to leave Queensland," she said.

Announcing today that once again no new coronavirus cases were recorded in Queensland overnight, Ms Palaszczuk said the Government would act swiftly on the borders.

"We will not hesitate to slam the borders shut if there is an outbreak of community transmission in Sydney," she said.

Ms Palaszczuk said the Government was constantly making sure the state was ready, acknowledging it was a huge job for authorities including police.

"I would advise Queenslanders at the moment to not travel to New South Wales," she said.


Queensland's total cases recorded so far total 1076, of which 1063 have recovered. Five cases remain active.

Ms Palaszczuk said she was surprised people were trying to illegally cross Queensland's border.

"I think, you know, people should use their common sense and they just shouldn't do it," she said.

"The rules are there, the rules are tough and the rules are being enforced."

Meanwhile it is not known whether any other frontline workers will be granted special pandemic leave yet, with the Premier saying Health Minister Steven Miles was continuing discussions.

It comes after teachers and police were granted extra time off, with Ms Palaszczuk last week revealing the Government would look at giving it to health workers as well.



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