Queensland records five new COVID-19 cases as border traffic delays continue

Queensland has recorded five new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours but all of the infections were acquired overseas.
The new infections bring the number of active cases in the state to 13.
Queensland has now gone 103 days without community transmission but anyone with symptoms is still being urged to get tested immediately.

The new cases come as dozens of Sydneysiders continue to try to enter the Sunshine State.

Six days after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk declared the region a hotspot, 561 people have been refused entry.

Another 79 travellers in 29 vehicles were turned around in the 24 hours to 6am yesterday.

Queues are forming at checkpoints on the NSW and Queensland border.

Travellers are still facing lengthy delays at the Queensland border.

The police checkpoints are continuing to cause major delays for drivers Christmas travellers and locals living and working in the region.

Three checkpoints are currently in operation, but officers are working to establish a fourth on Miles Street at Coolangatta to reduce wait times.

The border crossing at Miles Street at Coolangatta.

Everyone entering Queensland must complete a border declaration pass.
Police are urging drivers to remain patient and to travel early in the morning or late at night to avoid peak delays.

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