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Queensland records new COVID-19 cases after relaxing restrictions

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Queensland has recorded three new cases of COVID-19 since reopening its borders to ACT and relaxing state restrictions.

Queensland has recorded three new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

The new cases brings the total number of active cases in Queensland to seven.

Today's numbers follows three consecutive days of zero new infections and comes a day after the state opened its borders to the ACT.

Restrictions for Gold Coast and West Morton government areas were also eased yesterday with gathering limits extended to 30 people and hospital and aged care visits now permitted.

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The premier confirmed a raft of new restrictions will soon be eased including lifting the limits on the number of people allowed at outdoor dining venues across the state from October 1.

"More people will be allowed to meet their friends in a local beer garden or an outdoor café," Ms Palaszczuk said.

Theme parks and zoos will also be able to welcome more people.

End of year sports and school events can increase numbers from 500 to 1000 people outdoors, but they must have a COVID-Safe checklist.

Stadium capacities will also be increased from 50 per cent to 75 per cent.

You can  get up-to-date information from the Federal Government's Coronavirus Australia app, available on the App Store, Google Play and the Government's WhatsApp channel.

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Source: 9News

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