Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that the state’s border with NSW will open on February 1.
“Credit to New South Wales. They got on top of their cases,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
She added, “Our Chief Health Officer was delighted last night when she briefed me and I think it’s great news.”
Many NSW residents have been shut out of Queensland since December 21.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she was unaware of Queensland’s plans to reopen its border to Greater Sydney next week until she heard about it live on air with 2GB host Ben Fordham.
NSW’s Premier Gladys Berejiklian says Ms. Palaszczuk’s office did not contact her office about the changes, but this decision has come as a relief.
“What do you know that I don’t?” she asked Fordham.
“I can tell you the news now if you’d like,” Fordham said, revealing the proposed relaxations.
“Fantastic, that’s good news,” Ms Berejiklian replied.
She further added, “We haven’t had a hotspot in NSW for a while and even if we do, the whole state doesn’t need to suffer. I hope this brings a lot of joy and relief to people and that people are reunited. That’s my wish for them.”