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Qld to close borders to NSW and ACT


Queensland will close its borders to all of New South Wales and the ACT at 1am on Saturday, August 8.

The Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, declared the areas COVID-19 hotspots on Wednesday morning, leading Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to announce the border closure.

Health Minister Dr Stephen Miles said the measures would be reviewed at the end of the month.

"This is a hard closure; the road border will be closed to all but a very limited number of exceptions, freight and those who live in border communities," he said.

Queensland recorded one new case of coronavirus overnight, and added two historical cases to the tally.

The new case is a 68-year-old woman from the Ipswich area.

Health Authorities are in the process of working out how she acquired the case.

It brings state's total number of coronavirus cases to 1088, with 11 active.