State governments across Australia are holding urgent talks over border policies as Victoria’s Holiday Inn cluster continues to grow.

There are now 13 cases linked to the Holiday Inn after five new cases were confirmed.

The latest cases include a hotel worker and spouses of other hotel workers, marking the first infections outside of the hotel quarantine system.

Cleaners are seen wearing full PPE while working at the disinfection of the Holiday Inn hotel.
Cleaners are seen wearing full PPE while working to disinfect the Holiday Inn hotel. (Getty)

There are also new potential community infection sites, including the Brunetti cafe at Melbourne airport where an infected staff member worked on Tuesday – raising fears he could have spread the virus to interstate travellers.

Here’s a breakdown of where each state stands on travel with Victoria.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hinted further border restrictions with Victoria are on the horizon.

Ms Palaszczuk said Queensland health authorities were “closely monitoring the situation in Victoria”.

She will hold a virtual meeting with Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and Deputy Premier later today.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hinted at further border restrictions with Victoria as the Holiday Inn cluster grows. (9News)

The latest five new cases linked to the Holiday Inn include a hotel worker and spouses of other hotel workers, marking the first infections outside of the hotel quarantine system.

“We understand that the Victorian government may be making further announcements later on today,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

The premier said she would provide a further update to Queenslanders on the situation following the announcement by Victoria.

Melbourne Holiday Inn (Getty)
Melbourne’s Holiday Inn, which is at the centre of the latest quarantine breach. (Getty)

There are no new cases of coronavirus in Queensland today, either locally acquired or in hotel quarantine.

The result comes from 7,110 tests conducted in the previous 24 hours.

There are now just six active cases remaining in the state.

The Northern Territory this morning moved to ban Victorian travellers from entering the state.

The whole of Greater Melbourne and Melbourne Airport has been declared a COVID-19 hotspot.

The change comes into effect as of 10.45am today, with anyone attempting to enter after that time obliged to undertake a 14-day quarantine at Howard Springs.

Anyone who has arrived from greater Melbourne including the airport since February 7 must self isolate and get tested.

Despite labelling the Holiday Inn cluster “concerning”, she said that there was “no reason for us to close the border”.

“The one and only occasion where we have closed the border was to Victoria and that is when they had in excess of 150 cases a day,” she said.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has ruled out closing the border to Victoria, despite a growing COVID-19 cluster. (Nine News)

“We are nowhere near that. At this stage we think it is manageable.”

Increased screening measures are in place at Sydney Airport to monitor travellers coming in from the areas impacted by Melbourne’s Holiday Inn cluster.

Hundreds of NSW returned travellers will have to undergo 14 days in self isolation after a worker at a Melbourne Airport cafe tested positive.

NSW Health is currently contacting 7000 returned travellers who passed through the airport between February 7 and February 9, directing them to get a COVID-19 test and isolate until they receive a result.

Anyone who was at Terminal Four of Melbourne Airport between 4.45am and 2pm on February 9 is being told they must isolate for 14 days.



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