NSW residents have been told to avoid travel to anywhere in Queensland if possible, with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian saying further lockdowns may affect the Sunshine State.
Greater Brisbane went into a three-day lockdown on Monday after four new cases of community transmission were found on Sunday night. At least two more cases were identified on Monday night.
“Definitely don’t go to Greater Brisbane, but if I had plans [to go anywhere in Queensland], if it were me, I would postpone them,” Ms Berejiklian told 2GB on Tuesday.
“People shouldn’t be disappointed if they go to Queensland and then there are further lockdowns, we can’t predict that.”
However, NSW does not have an official travel ban to Queensland in place.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was expecting more cases to be confirmed on Tuesday morning.
“We currently have 73 active COVID patients, people in our hospitals at the moment,” she told ABC News.
She said about 63 of those were overseas travellers in hotel quarantine. However, the figure was a significant increase from “two or three” cases in Queensland hospitals a few months ago.