NSW records one COVID-19 case, US infections soar amid 2020 election, Qld border remains closed to greater Sydney, Australia death toll at 9072nd November 2020
The Premier repeated that she did not believe there was any reason for Queensland to keep its border up to Sydneysiders, saying she was looking to bring down NSW’s border with Victoria as soon as possible.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we moved more quickly against Victoria than Queensland did against us,” she said.
Ms Berejiklian said she personally found the Queensland border closure confusing, describing only reopening to regional NSW as creating “chaos” and saying Transport Minister Andrew Constance had been left confused as to whether he, as a regional NSW resident, could travel to Queensland as a frequent visitor to Sydney.
“When you’re not briefed you don’t know,” she said.
(For those playing along at home, the rules are pretty clear: Mr Constance would need to stay away from Sydney for 14 days before travelling to Queensland.)
Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant declined to criticise the Queensland border closure, telling reporters at Monday’s press conference it was “important to respect the roles of chief health officers in the state they reside”, noting she was in frequent contact with Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young.
“We work collegially with our Queensland Health colleagues and will continue to do so.”