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Coronavirus restrictions easing for south-east Queensland

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Parts of south-east Queensland will be given more freedom today, with the state recording four straight days with no new COVID-19 cases.

Parts of south-east Queensland will be given more freedom today, with the state recording four straight days with no new COVID-19 cases.

From 8am, residents on the Gold Coast and Darling Downs will see limits on gatherings eased lifted from 10 to 30 people.

Visitor bans at aged-care homes and hospitals will be scrapped. There will also be an easing of PPE requirements.

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It has been more than two weeks since cases were recorded in the Gold Coast and Darling Downs communities.

Health Minister Steven Miles has flagged restrictions could also be eased in Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich if the cities go another 10 days without new recorded cases.

He said the dip in new Queensland cases was encouraging.

"That gives you a sense of how we're getting on top of those clusters ... it's very, very good work," Mr Miles said.

Queensland is also considering relaxing its tough border restrictions with NSW by reducing by half the required number of days with no community transmission.

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People on a Gold Coast beach last month.

Currently, the criteria to reopen its borders is 28 days of no community transmission. But that could soon be dropped to just 14 days.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-queensland-restrictions-easing-for-gold-coast-and-darling-downs/57814a43-3a62-4d07-8fbc-9e9274785846

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