Queensland is shutting up shop. The state government decided on Monday to close the borders, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Twitter.
The decision came after the state recorded an additional 60 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in one day, a record for Queensland.
It will come into affect on Wednesday at midnight. Despite the tweet from Palaszczuk promising “more detail soon”, as of Monday night the state government had yet to explain how the border shut down will work.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) March 23, 2020
Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia have all enforced border restrictions already. At an earlier press conference on Monday, Palaszczuk said people would be expected to “stay in their suburbs” during school holidays, as the state (and Australia, and the rest of the world) adapts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Looks like none of us are going anywhere anytime soon, mates.Image: Getty