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Coronavirus Australia live news: Queensland opens borders to all states except Victoria from July 10

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says visitors from Victoria will have to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense even after her state's border closures are relaxed next month. Follow live.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the border will remain closed with Victoria


The Premier said due to the current community transmission levels, the border with Victoria will remain "closed" and "strengthened".

"Tougher measures will apply from this Friday, July 3, at 12:00pm," the Premier said.

"Anyone who has travelled from Victoria, including Queenslanders, will be prevented from entering or will have to quarantine at a hotel at their own expense for two weeks."

On cases in Queensland, State Health Minister Steven Miles says since 1 June, when the state moved to stage 2 of eased restrictions, there have been just nine new cases. 

That was in stark contrast to the situation in Victoria, which has surpassed twice the number of total cases as Queensland since the outbreak commenced and have had more locally-acquired cases than Queensland has had in total.

"Our message to Queenslanders is please do not go there. Our message to Victorians is please do not come here. Until these outbreaks are under control."

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