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In Australia, the state of Queensland will reopen its border to Sydney residents in time for Christmas after the premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced the state was “good to go” and travel restrictions will be relaxed from 1 December.

After months of pressure from the federal and NSW governments to lift border restrictions that have for months cut off greater Sydney from Queensland, Palaszczuk said on Tuesday that the restrictions would lift next Tuesday.

“We know how tough this has been on families. This is a great day. It’s exciting news,” Palaszczuk said.

“Queensland is good to go. We absolutely want to see our tourism industry continue to flourish and prosper.”

Residents of regional NSW have been allowed into the sunshine state since the beginning of November, but the newly elected Queensland government had insisted the border would remain closed to greater Sydney until it had recorded 28 days with no locally transmitted cases of Covid-19.

Tuesday marks 31 days since NSW last recorded a case with no known source:

Hi, Helen Sullivan back with you on the blog.

I have been away doing something very important (looking for a picture of a shrimp in a towel), and was more successful than I could possibly have hoped to be: cartoonist Sara Lautman just drew one herself, after one could not be googled:

Helen Sullivan

Seek a shrimp in a towel and ye shall find bc @saralautman is a god

November 24, 2020

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