Palaszczuk has not ruled out future border closures

The Premier 'hopes' the border will never be closed again as she praised the efforts of her residents for rolling up their sleeves for two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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7/12/2021 3:07:00 AM

The Premier 'hopes' the border will never be closed again as she praised the efforts of her residents for rolling up their sleeves for two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has praised the vaccination efforts of her residents as 'world-leading' despite having no coronavirus outbreaks, while Sydney and Melbourne were forced to roll their sleeves up due to thousands of cases.

December 7, 2021 - 11:05AMPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk has praised the vaccination efforts of her residents as"world-leading" despite having no coronavirus outbreaks, while Sydney and Melbourne were forced to roll their sleeves up due to thousands of cases.

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Families will be reunited for Christmas as Queensland's border would reopen for the first time in 251 days, with no two-week quarantine period from Monday December 13, after the state reached its 80 per cent milestone earlier than predicted.“I think when the outbreak happened in Sydney only four per cent of the population was vaccinated," she said on Sky News Australia's morning program First Edition on Tuesday.

“In Queensland we’re in a different situation, our response has been world-leading.“I’m really happy that Queenslanders have come out and got vaccinated even though we haven’t had the waves that you’ve had down south, which has prompted people to get vaccinated." headtopics.com

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has not ruled out further border closures, saying she"hopes" it will be the last time they are closed. Picture John GassMs Palaszczuk"hopes" she will not have to close borders in the future but hinted an update on concerns over the Omicron variant could force her government to change plans.

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She said"the ball is firmly in the court" of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Chief Health Officer Professor Paul Kelly to update the country once they had an understanding of the new strain spreading across the world.“Well I hope so, I think everyone hopes so," she said when asked by host Peter Stefanovic if this was the last time the border would be closed.

“You never know what’s around the corner but we’ve been following the National Plan and we’re looking forward to families reuniting and seeing loved ones.”Queensland residents have also been told to"change their mindset" as the state was used to hearing about zero daily cases throughout much of the pandemic.

Government and health officials repeated warnings Delta will come into the state ahead of Christmas.“When the borders open Delta will be coming into Queensland. We understand that and Queenslanders are ready and they know that to reunite with family and friends that’s what’s going to happen," Ms Palaszczuk said. headtopics.com

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She urged travellers entering the state via road to exercise their patience as she warned authorities are “expecting a lot of delay”.“Our priority in the morning is to get those caravans that have been camped there at the border for quite sometime to get them processed, to get them through", she said.

Ms Palaszczuk was unable to confirm how long travellers could be expected to wait in their cars for but admitted “it is going to be busy”.Travellers arriving into the Sunshine State have been warned to expect"a lot of delay". Picture: Nigel Hallett

Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed into the state from 1am Monday December 13 by either road or air without the need to undergo home isolation for two weeks.They must provide a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to arriving into the state.All arrivals from domestic hotspots will need to take another swab on day five.

Under Queensland's roadmap to reopen, the border closure was slated to be removed once the state hit the 80 per cent double dose vaccine target or on December 17, whichever came first.

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