NSW pub patrons cleared of virus in Qld

Cheryl Sanders
July 15, 2020

The maximum penalty now for breaching Queensland's public health orders is $4003, but Deputy Premier Steven Miles said in some cases the fine wasn't sufficient.

"This is important because we are seeing continued number of cases being confirmed who attended that hotel and we're seeing subsequent infections in families and other groups from people who have come into contact with people who went to that hotel", Dr Young said.

The Queensland Government has declared the Campbelltown and Liverpool areas in south-west Sydney COVID-19 hotspots in the wake of outbreaks there.

Australia has had successful efforts in flattening the curve of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus, which means that these hospital upgrades have not been put to the test.

Sunday's match between the Roar and Adelaide United on the Gold Coast is the only fixture to be played outside New South Wales under the current schedule.

A large proportion of returning worldwide travellers are also arriving in Sydney, where they are obliged to spend 14 days in hotel quarantine.

"We have taken time in New South Wales to quadruple our health capacity, get the protective equipment we need for our front-line workers, put the processes in place to make sure we can do what is required to contain the spread", Berejiklian said.

"We have spoken to stadia in Queensland, we have today spoken to accommodation options and also around securing training venues for those teams", he said.

"If you come from a hotspot and you're not a Queensland resident, please do not come", he said.

Mr Cannon said the checkpoints should be moved to the motorway north of Byron Bay, around Pottsville, to reduce inconvenience to border residents who criss-crossed the state line daily for work, study, medical appointments and shopping.

"We've got to stop treating people from other states as aliens - we're all Australians".

More than 30 people have been refused entry into Queensland since the two declarations came into effect.

Third-placed Phoenix, who have been in Sydney since last month, have six matches remaining in their season.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles revealed there'd be jail time for COVID breaches. Now that Queensland's southern border has reopened there is an increased risk of travellers bringing the virus to Queensland.

"It's frustrating, it's disappointing and it's selfish, reckless behaviour that poses a danger to our community", he said.

The maximum penalty now for breaching Queensland's public health orders is $4003, but Mr Miles said in some cases the fine wasn't sufficient.

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