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SA imposes new Qld border restrictions

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South Australia has tightened its border with Queensland following a number of COVID-19 cases in that state’s south-east, with new quarantine requirements likely to affect people returning from school holidays.

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From 5.32pm last night, any person arriving in South Australia who has been in the City of Brisbane, City of Gold Coast, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Logan City Local Government Areas since September 17 is subject to Level 3 requirements.

They must have a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, and 13 and self-quarantine until a negative test.

The returning travellers also must not enter a high-risk setting for 14 days after arrival in SA and not attend a COVID Management Plan event with more than 1000 people.

There were two new COVID-19 cases reported on the Gold Coast yesterday following several other community infections in Brisbane earlier in the week.

Brisbane has listed 24 new COVID exposure sites including hotels, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, shops in the CBD, Spring Hill, Carindale Westfield, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill and Eatons Hill. Eight sites are considered close contact venues.

However, Queensland authorities are resisting sending parts of the state’s southeast into lockdown.

The border changes are likely to impact thousands of South Australians who have travelled to the Sunshine State for the school holidays, which started this week.

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