Queensland has recorded eight new coronavirus cases overnight, the state’s biggest daily rise in months, including three more workers from Ipswich Hospital.
The other five cases are linked to the cluster at the Queensland Correctional Services Academy.
The spike in cases comes after New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian admitted she ‘does begrudge’ the Queensland premier of her decision to keep the southern border shut.
Speaking on Today on Wednesday, Ms Berejiklian said there was no health basis to keeping the border shut.
‘I do begrudge her because situation has got very low community transmission,’ Ms Berejikilian said.
‘And NSW has shown that you can have open borders.’
More to follow.