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Queensland to reopen border to NSW on 1 December as Berejiklian admits she should have self-isolated – follow live

The NSW premier acknowledges she should have self-isolated while waiting to receive Covid test, while Victoria records zero active cases for the first time since outbreak – follow latest updates

Queensland’s deputy premier Steven Miles speaking further on the border relaxation:

This is indeed a great day for Queensland…Today I have been looking forward to for a very long time. I know it is a day that many Queenslanders and their family and friends, particularly in Sydney, have been looking forward to.

Our tourism and hospitality sectors have struggled while some of our traditional sectors like mining and agriculture have held up throughout the entire pandemic, and this is a chance for particularly our tourism and hospitality sectors to get more people back to work.

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is speaking after meeting health authorities this morning, and says chief health officer Jeannette Young is satisfied NSW is safe.

Palaszczuk:

Dr Young is now satisfied that they have reached the over-28 days, so can I say to New South Wales: we welcome you to Queensland from 1 December.”

I hope this is welcome news. I think it’s great news in the lead-up to Christmas, but once again, that timely reminder for everybody:we need to make sure that we continue to keep up our social distancing.

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