These virus hotspots will put you in quarantine
Queensland health authorities have named 13 COVID-19 hotspots in NSW, urging people to avoid them this long weekend.
Queenslanders are now required to self-quarantine for 14-days if they have travelled to one of these hotspots in NSW.
The direction applies from 12.01 am today until the end of the declared public health emergency, unless it is revoked or replaced.
These are the most affected areas:
- Central Coast
- Inner West
- Northern Beaches
- Sutherland Shire
It comes after Health Minister Steven Miles urged Queenslanders not to travel this Easter long weekend, telling them to check the hotspot areas if it's absolutely essential.
"I would urge you to check the areas but more importantly, I would urge you not to travel in the first place," Mr Miles said at a press conference.
There are currently 2822 cases of COVID-19 in NSW, accounting for more than a third of the national total.
It comes as Australia appears to be "flattening the curve" of COVID-19 cases however lockdown measures remain in place.
Australia's coronavirus death toll has risen to 55 and the total number of infections has gone past 6200.
There are now 6215 total cases, with 2822 in New South Wales, 1241 in Victoria, 965 in Queensland, 428 in South Australia, 506 in Western Australia, 122 in Tasmania, 103 in the Australian Capital Territory and 28 in the Northern Territory.
Originally published as Thirteen virus hotspots revealed