May 27, 2021
Queensland has declared all Victoria a COVID-19 hotspot following confirmation there are now 26 active cases in that State.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement on Thursday afternoon.
From 1:00am on Friday, anyone travelling to Queensland who has been in Victoria during the past 14 days will have to go into hotel quarantine in either Brisbane or Cairns.
Travellers who are not a Queensland resident will be turned around at the border, unless they have an exemption to enter Queensland.
Police will be on hand to check people who arrive on interstate flights and will be doing random checks of motorists at NSW road borders.
Anyone who has been in Victoria and arrived in Queensland after 1:00am on Thursday and before 1:00am on Friday must observe the same lockdown provisions as they would if they were still in Victoria.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath urged anyone who has been in Victoria during the past fortnight to continue checking the Victorian exposure site list as it is is being constantly updated.
“It is imperative if you have been to any of those venues that you do quarantine and go and get tested,” Minister D’Ath said.
Contact tracers in Victoria have already identified 10,000 primary and secondary contacts linked to the latest cases.
The Victorian Government announced a seven-day lockdown from midnight on Thursday in a bid to curb the outbreak.
- External link: Victorian exposure sites
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There are now six COVID-19 vaccination centres in the South Burnett:
- Cherbourg – CRAICCHS
- Kingaroy – Bunya Pines Family Practice, Kingaroy Medical Centre, Taabinga Family Practice
- Nanango – Nanango Medical Centre
- Wondai – Wondai Medical Centre