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ACT travellers could soon enter Queensland after SA border opens

ACT travellers could soon enter Queensland after SA border opens
A coronavirusborder restrictions rule change could see some Australians living in the nation's capital enter Queensland, despite being deemed as coming from a COVID-19 "hot spot".
From midnight tonight, the South Australian Government will allow travellers from the Australian Capital Territory to enter the state without needing to go into quarantine for a fortnight.
READ MORE:SA to lift border restriction for ACT but not for NSW
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk could soon face a coronavirus travel problem sparked by South Australia's easing of border restrictions. (Getty)
SA Premier Steven Marshall will open the state's border to people from the ACT, but not NSW. (Nine)
Queensland health authorities have currently shut out people from the ACT as part of its strict closed border measures banning NSW residents from entering.
Despite that, from midnight the rule change could mean ACT travellers would be free to move into South Australia and then from there into Queensland.
The travellers would risk being fined for lying to enter Queensland, but their movement across state lines would not be stopped.
Queensland today recorded just a single new coronavirus infection, in a returned overseas traveller already in hotel quarantine and therefore not a risk to the general public. (9News)
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk attended the funeral of political stalwart Tim Mulherin, despite final farewells forming a tense political sore spot for her over the past week. (9News)
It comes as Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk continues to stand her ground over the heated border stoush with the NSW and Federal governments, refusing to open the state until 28 days pass without a new COVID-19 case.
Queensland today recorded just a single new coronavirus infection, in a returned overseas traveller already in hotel quarantine and therefore not a risk to the general public.
The premier today also attended the funeral of political stalwart Tim Mulherin, despite final farewells forming a tense political sore spot for her over the past week.
Ms Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young were slammed last week for not allowing an ACT woman to attend her father's funeral with family, only permitting her to see his body while dressed in heavy protective clothing.
Melbourne's usually packed streets remain silent as curfew drags on
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