Queensland To Allow Limited Number Of Families Into Hotel Quarantine
With more spots to open up
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced they will be allowing a limited number of families into the state from various Covid-19 hot spots across Australia.
The premier today announced that only 50 people will be allowed across the border and into hotel quarantine.
The news comes after the recent announcement that the hotel quarantine system is under tremendous pressure and would subsequently be placed on a two-week hold.
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The move to allow a small number of families to enter hotel quarantine which is currently at capacity, follows massive backlash from the public after NRL families and staff were flown into the state on Monday, while hundreds of QLD residents and families are stuck interstate due to the tight border restrictions.
The premier posted a statement to Twitter explaining why the decision to allow a small number of people across state lines was made.
“Some Queensland residents can return home from interstate hotspots into hotel quarantine from Saturday,” she said.
“Hotel numbers have slightly eased so we can only offer places to 50 people as a start.”
The premier also said more spots would become available soon.
The QLD border is currently off limits to interstate hotspots such as Victoria and New South Wales with the exception of essential workers.
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