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Queensland border bubble to incorporate Byron, Ballina from October 1

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Queensland will shift its border zone, bringing in five New South Wales local government areas – including Byron and Ballina.

Queensland will shift its border zone, bringing in five New South Wales local government areas - including Byron and Ballina.

From 1am on October 1, the following shires will be added to the border zone: Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley, and Glen Innes.

Residents will be able to travel to Queensland and Queenslanders can freely travel into those additional NSW areas but will still need to apply for a border pass.

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Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hour reporting period and just 16 cases remain active.

The state government says it now considers there to have been nobody infectious in the Queensland community for the past 12 days.

More to come.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-queensland-shifts-border-zone-bringing-in-byron-and-ballina-from-october-1/950a9511-6c49-4bbd-9b39-43f838c1721f

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