Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired Covid-19 cases on Sunday as the state continues to recover from the Indooroopilly cluster.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was an “absolutely perfect way to start a Sunday” but warned their could still be cases emerge from the Indooroopilly cluster.
“We are not out of the woods yet so if you have any symptoms, however mild, please go and get a test, that is absolutely critical,” she said.
One new case was recorded in hotel quarantine on Sunday.
Deputy chief health officer James Smith said the man, aged in his 20s, arrived from Iran via Dubai and tested positive on day one of hotel quarantine.
It comes as Queensland’s chief health officer Jeannette Young tightened the border zone rules overnight as a statewide NSW lockdown was enforced.
Camera IconQueensland Chief health officer Jeannette Young. NCA NewsWire /Jono Searle Credit: News Corp Australia
NSW border zone residents can now only enter Queensland for obtaining essential goods and services that can’t reasonably be obtained in NSW.
“The situation in NSW continues to be very concerning,” Dr Young said.
“Given the escalation of local restrictions, we have no choice but to put in place a tighter border situation to protect Queenslanders.
“This means anyone who has been to any of the northern NSW local government areas in our established border zone can only come into Queensland for really essential reasons.
“This is the same restriction we have in place for the seven local government areas of Ballina, Brewarrina, Bourke, Byron, Walgett, Lismore and Richmond Valley.
“The reasons to cross the border into Queensland for work will be restricted to essential work. If it’s not absolutely essential, do not cross the border.”
Dr Young also urged Queenslanders to reconsider their need to go to NSW at all.Internet Explorer Channel Network