//Coronavirus live update Australia: Queensland closes border to NSW and ACT as Virgin cuts 3,000 jobs – latest news

Coronavirus live update Australia: Queensland closes border to NSW and ACT as Virgin cuts 3,000 jobs – latest news

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12.23am BST

Queensland’s deputy premier and health minister, Steven Miles, says there is evidence people have been crossing into the ACT from NSW and flying to Queensland from Canberra to get around the border restrictions with greater Sydney:

Here in Queensland, we went 63 days with no community transmission, more than two months with no community transmission, but that all changed seven days ago.

A lot can change in a week, and we’ve seen in other states how it only … It can only take one case to see a widespread outbreak. That week, we’ve had nine cases here in Queensland.

12.20am BST

The Queensland premier continues:

It’s also very important that Queenslanders stay in Queensland. Now is not the time to travel to New South Wales.

Now is not the time to travel to Victoria. And I will not risk the safety of Queenslanders.

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