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Queensland gives NSW just 48-hours to find source of new infections

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 7/10/2020 Natalie Oliveri

Queensland has given New South Wales just 48 hours to track down the source of three mystery cases, or the state will refuse to reopen its border on November 1.

It's not good news for anyone hoping to visit Queensland in early November.

It comes as NSW Health has now added two new locations to its alert list, after being visited by people infected with COVID-19.

a group of people riding on the back of a truck: The NSW-Queensland border at Coolangatta on Friday October 2, hours before the start of the long weekend. © Nine News The NSW-Queensland border at Coolangatta on Friday October 2, hours before the start of the long weekend.

That includes diners at Ripples in Milsons Point where all diners are being urged to isolate immediately, considered close contacts of the infectious person.


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Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned NSW residents could be locked out of the state for even longer if contact tracers don't find the source of the new infections.

The current benchmark is 28-days without community transmission, and the earliest that could now be is November 4.

Last week the government released a road map to the reopening with NSW, flagging November 1.

Annastacia Palaszczuk, Gladys Berejiklian are posing for a picture: Gladys Berejiklian said she doesn't know © 9News Gladys Berejiklian said she doesn't know

But the state's chief health officer and premier have consistently said they will reassess the situation at the end of every month, meaning it could be even later when NSW residents are allowed into the Sunshine State.

If Queensland reaches no cases of community transmission today, it'll be their own 28th day benchmark.

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