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State border to remain closed to Adelaide for at least another week

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the state’s border will remain closed to South Australia for another week.

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She said the Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young had asked for another week to further assess the situation in South Australia.

“I will accept that advice,” Palaszczuk said.

“We want to make sure that everything is perfectly safe when we can lift those borders, and we do have that aspiration that everyone can travel freely for Christmas,” she said.

Young said South Australia remained a risk.

“Although we’ve reviewed the situation in South Australia and it looks good, they’re not at 33 cases related to that cluster, they still are continuing to have cases and areas of concern,” she said.

“Most of the states and territories in Australia still have some limitation on movements from Adelaide to their state, so we will continue that here in Queensland and continue to review it over the next week.”

Young said she would be reassessing whether to open the border to South Australia then.

“It will just depend what happens,” she said.

– ABC / Stephanie Zillman

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