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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Queensland Remains Closed to Greater Sydney and Victoria

Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Queensland Premier, has said that the state’s borders will remain closed to Australia’s two biggest cities, Sydney and Victoria, after her recent election win.

Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Queensland Premier, has said that the state’s borders will remain closed to Australia’s two biggest cities, Sydney and Victoria, after her recent election win.

Queensland’s border has been closed to all of New South Wales, however, on Tuesday it was opened to all of the state’s residents along with those from greater Sydney.

The closure of borders has elevated tensions with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has ordered the internal borders to open to alleviate the impact of the lockdown on the country’s economy. 

“There were a lot of attacks and we stood strong. In this job you have to listen to the experts and you have to communicate that to people, and that has stood us in good stead.” said Palaszczuck after her win.

Queensland has recorded 1,200 cases and six deaths since the pandemic began. 

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Australia has recorded its first day of no local cases of COVID-19.

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