Queensland Set To Officially Close Borders As Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Soar

Stay in Your Village’ QLD Premier

Stay in Your Village’ QLD Premier

"Additionally, we're giving small and medium businesses a three-month payroll tax holiday, and a further six-month payroll tax deferral for any of these Queensland businesses".

Border travel will be policed in an RBT-style with officers to determine who needs to cross.

'As far as possible, they should be staying in their suburbs and as much as possible staying at home'.

It is rumoured that QLD will follow similar restrictions as South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, which will require all people entering the state to adhere to a 14-day isolation period.

Travel for all other purposes is highly discouraged.

"On top of our earlier measures including $500 million in concessional loans and our initial coronavirus assistance package last month, this takes our support package for Queensland workers and businesses to more than $3 billion".

Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad says an additional $2.5 billion into protecting Queensland jobs and businesses.

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Several states, including Maharashtra, Kerala and Uttarakhand, have also imposed a partial or complete lockdown. I request the state governments to get the rules and laws followed", the Prime Minister added.

Community testing and contact tracing will be extended.

The Courier-Mail can reveal 24,000 businesses will get an average payroll tax refund of $9000 within the week, and households are in line for $200 rebates on their electricity bills as the Government attempts to cushion the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy.

He said if the government did close schools, they needed to ensure teachers had enough time to then prepare materials for remote learning, especially as some students may not be able to access e-learning resources.

"Combined with the payroll tax deferrals we've already announced, it means no Queensland business impacted by COVID-19 will need to make a payroll tax payment this year".

It is expected 51,000 Queenslanders were impacted by Monday's decision to shut down non-essential activities.

It will also be deferred for the rest of the year for large businesses.

A program will also be established to help workers who have lost their jobs find employment in industries that desperately need staff, like healthcare, cleaning and agriculture.

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