Queensland will close their borders to all of Greater Sydney.
Queensland will close their borders to all of Greater Sydney to mitigate risk of coronavirus spreading.
BREAKING: Queensland will close its borders to all of Greater Sydney. From 1am Saturday, more hotspots will be declared and no one from Sydney will be allowed into Queensland. #COVID19au pic.twitter.com/044iZeTZ1g— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) July 29, 2020
The news comes as NSW recorded 19 new cases of COVID-19 overnight. A cluster in Potts Point, in Sydney's east, has grown in the past 24 hours and is of particular concern, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Wednesday morning.
Due to the increasing outbreak in NSW, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed Greater Sydney will become a COVID-19 hotspot. The border closure will come into effect from 1am this Saturday.