There are continued calls for Queensland to let in people from Sydney after it chalked up another day of only a single locally transmitted coronavirus case.

Four cases were reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4236.

Not a single locally-acquired case was detected from 14,751 tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday. One case was recorded after the deadline and will be counted in Monday’s tally.

It comes as Queensland prepares to open its border to everyone but those in Victoria and Greater Sydney from Tuesday.

The announcement by newly re-elected Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has drawn the ire of her NSW counterpart Gladys Berejiklian, who says Sydney is no longer a hotspot.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is confident the case for a broader reopening is strengthening.

“We would encourage them to continue to review, and I am very hopeful that now that the election is over that this will continue to be a medical decision,” Mr Hunt said.


“If it is a medical decision, the very low case numbers, negligible case numbers – some days zero, some days less than a handful – will provide the strongest possible basis for moving to the next step.”


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