Businesses react to new border ban

Police and the Army at the Queensland-NSW border on the Gold Coast Highway

"We will continue to accept interstate horses, but interstate participants will not be allowed to travel with them", the spokesman said.

"Our region can't risk a second wave". He was immediately placed into hotel quarantine.

"The message is pretty clear too - as of 1.00am Saturday, if you are not otherwise exempt, so you don't qualify for the X-pass, the F-pass or the specialist one which is a chief health officer's exemption pass ... you're not going to be allowed into Queensland if you're coming out of any of the declared hot spots - that's Victoria, ACT or New South Wales".

"As people either mistakenly or deliberately attempt to come into Queensland we have to deal with them individually, we have to deal with vehicles one by one, and of course that is going to lead to significant delays".

The Queensland Government has indicated it will provide exemptions for border communities but it is yet to clarify the boundary of that exemption.

Queensland had previously barred people who had been in Victoria from entering the state.

"I have heard some reporting ... the new passes will not have photos on them".

A surge in coronavirus cases in Melbourne has forced the state of Victoria to impose a night curfew, tighten restrictions on people's movements and order most businesses to stop trading from last night.

The pair were issued with notices to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court on August 19 for failing to comply with the Queensland Border Direction and fraud.

'I said that when the moment came, I would not hesitate, ' the Premier said.

Returning Queenslanders will enter 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine at their own cost.

Meanwhile, in NSW, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that the quarantine of people coming from Victoria would largely be restricted to returning citizens and also those with special exemptions, such as attending funerals.

Mr Miles said he was still holding his breath, but hoped all linked cases had been caught.

"The weekend was tense, we thought there would be multiple outbreaks and we were concerned by the aged care facility ... it was a relief when those 105 residents all tested negative".

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