NSW has recorded a further nine cases of coronavirus with 111 now linked to a Thai restaurant in Sydney’s southwest.
It’s the first time in two weeks NSW has reported less than 10 cases of coronavirus.
The health department said on Saturday two of the cases are returned overseas travellers while four were locally acquired and three are under investigation.
Of the three being investigated, two are known contacts of each other.
One of Saturday’s cases is a student of Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook in Sydney’s northwest.
The school has been closed for cleaning and contact tracing is continuing. The source of infection is under investigation.
Thai Rock at Wetherill Park now has 111 COVID-19 cases attached to it. Six cases are also linked to the franchise’s restaurant at Potts Point.
Queensland Police Services Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said 142 people – including 18 Queenslanders – were refused entry into Queensland after the border closed at 1am on Saturday.
"The 18 Queenslanders no doubt were extremely disappointed because there's going to be considerable cost for them," he told reporters in Coolangatta on Saturday.
"It's unfortunate but this is all about stopping COVID-19 coming into Queensland."
From Saturday, Queensland residents trying to come home from the ACT, NSW and Victoria must arrive by air and pay at least $2800 for their two-week stay in hotel quarantine.
Those who fail to comply with the border rules could face an on-the-spot fine of $1334, a court-imposed penalty of up to $13,345 or six months' imprisonment.
There were reports of two-hour delays crossing the border northbound in the lead-up to the 1am closure overnight, while thousands were caught in heavy traffic at crossing points in the Tweed region on Friday.
Locals from 41 postcodes along the border will need a pass to cross in and out of Queensland, but must not travel beyond their local area.
People from non-hotspot locations can fly in or enter via the Northern Territory border.
The government will review the border closure at the end of August.
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