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Queenslanders who went to Melbourne sites must hotel quarantine even if vaccinated

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Australian’s who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 won’t be able to avoid hotel quarantine in Queensland if they have visited exposure sites in Melbourne.

Travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 won't be able to avoid hotel quarantine in Queensland if they have visited exposure sites in Melbourne.

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath has asked Queenslanders to reconsider plans to visit Melbourne as she suggested the situation could change overnight.

"We went yesterday morning from likely new cases to four confirmed cases in Melbourne at different addresses," Ms D'Ath told ABC Radio Brisbane this morning.

READ MORE: New restrictions in Melbourne after fifth COVID-19 case

Talking on ABC Radio this morning, Queensland's Health Minister Yvette D'Ath asked travellers to reconsider plans to visit Melbourne.

She revealed travellers who were fully vaccinated would not avoid hotel quarantine if they had visited any exposure sites in Melbourne, saying the vaccine "doesn't stop you carrying the virus".

"(Vaccines) stop you from getting very, very ill and likely to end up in ICU or losing your life but it doesn't stop you carrying the virus and potentially transmitting it to someone else," Ms D'Ath said.

Ms D'Ath urged Australians to book their COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, if they were eligible.

The quarantine stance comes as the Queensland Government warned this morning anyone entering the state who has travelled from any Victorian exposure sites would need to enter 14-day quarantine.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/fully-vaccinated-australians-still-face-queensland-hotel-quarantine-amid-melbourne-cluster/d5c3c9a4-3c4f-48bf-a89d-d04c12883f44

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