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"Test Covid boundaries" says member for Hinkler


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Queensland should be willing to "test the boundaries" with Coronavirus, according to a Bundaberg-based Federal minister.

Hinkler's Keith Pitt says Queensland should push ahead with re-opening its borders, despite a jump in coronavirus cases in Victoria.

Queensland could now delay reopening borders - something that was set to happen on July 10.

But Mr Pitt has told Sky News that "business wants to get back to work" and unlike the interstate experience, case numbers are very low in Queensland so we should be willing to, in his words, "get out and test the boundaries"

The Resources Minister also appeared to dismiss the severity of the Victorian uptick in cases, saying it was always going to be the case that there would be what he described as "localised hotspots and small outbreaks."