Queensland’s borders with the bulk of NSW and Victoria will remain open for at least another five days, chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young says.

Dr Young confirmed she would not recommend changing the border status and would reassess the decision on January 8. New restrictions came into effect from 1am Monday, restricting anyone who has been in Victoria on or since 21 December from entering vulnerable facilities. Dr Young said the restrictions would apply to aged care facilities, hospitals, disability accommodation and correctional facilities.

“We’re responding quickly to protect people in these facilities by restricting any visitors who have been in high-risk locations so we can keep them as safe as possible,” she said. “We’ve done this right through the pandemic, as have other jurisdictions.” Anyone currently in Queensland who has been in Victoria on or since 21 December should get tested immediately and quarantine at home or their accommodation until they receive a negative result.



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