Health minister issues blunt message to stranded Queenslanders

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Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath (pictured inset) has issued a brutal message for interstate travellers wanting to return home to the Sunshine State – you knew the requirements before leaving. It comes after almost 2000 applications were lodged with Queensland Health between August 1 and September 23 from people seeking permission to quarantine at home rather than hotels. Queensland also recorded one new locally acquired case of Covid-19 on Saturday.

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