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Toowoomba, Gladstone to have quarantine camps under proposed COVID-19 scheme

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The regional Queensland cities of Toowoomba and Gladstone would be included in a proposed scheme to quarantine international arrivals away from urban areas, the premier has revealed.

Annastacia Palaszczuk has taken her plan to send travellers who are potentially infectious with COVID-19 to regional mining camps, instead of city hotels, to National Cabinet on Friday.

“I put to the prime minister some options about where we could look some at alternative quarantine, away from our capital cities,” she said.

“Details of the proposal will be going more formally to the prime minister.

“But we looked at a number of options, involving both Gladstone and Toowoomba.”

Any proposal which involves the cities would include consultation with the…



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