Wed, 31 Mar, 2021

"We will have to respond": Gladys warns NSW to brace

"We will have to respond": Gladys warns NSW to brace

Two coronavirus clusters growing in Queensland have not yet made its way across to border, but they most likely will, says NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Berejiklian warned those residing in NSW to prepare themselves for new infections after a three-day lockdown was imposed on Greater Brisbane, and the Queensland outbreak grew by another eight cases.

NSW Health has stepped up testing in the state's north, after a number of confirmed cases visited Byron Bay while unknowingly infectious.

Cases have also been identified as visiting the Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

“We hope that we do not have any cases arise in NSW but I would not be surprised if we did, so we must brace ourselves,” the premier told reporters on Tuesday.

She also urged people in NSW to not visit the Sunshine state over Easter, warning that they may get trapped there if a lockdown is imposed.

Berejiklian said the state’s borders were still open but “if cases are identified in NSW, we will have to respond. I’m hoping it doesn’t come to that”.

No cases linked to the outbreak have been diagnosed in NSW.