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Victorians welcome in Queensland again from Saturday

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The Palaszczuk government is planning to lift restrictions on travel from Victoria that has required visitors to quarantine for two weeks.

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The state has imposed mandatory hotel quarantine on visitors from the Victorian capital since it was declared a coronavirus hotspot on February 13.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today said Queensland would reopen to Melbourne from 1am on Saturday.

“As we say ‘Queensland is the place to be’, and from Saturday family, friends and visitors from Victoria can once again experience all that our great state has to offer,” she told parliament.

Queensland recorded one new case of COVID-19 overnight in a traveller already in hotel quarantine. Palaszczuk continues to lobby the Morrison Government to allow international flights to land in Toowoomba to support a remote quarantine facility.

Palaszczuk said federal investigations are continuing into how two residents at Brisbane’s Holy Spirit Nursing Home were given four times the correct dosage of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

The pair – an 88-year-old man in hospital and a 94-year-old woman who remains at the home – have so far not shown any adverse reactions but they are being closely monitored.

-AAP

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