Coronavirus live updates Australia: Victoria records 12 new Covid cases and two deaths as SA reopens NSW border

Jenny Mikakos will give evidence in the hotel inquiry, while Queensland considers easing restrictions in the state’s south-east. Follow live

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Queensland’s deputy premier (and health minister) Steven Miles, says with 14 days passing since the last infectious case in the Queensland community, means additional restrictions in place in Brisbane and western Morton can be lifted:

They will be lifted as of 1:00am tomorrow and that coincides with the lifting of the ACT as a hotspot. That will allow for the visitors into aged care and allow for visitors in hospitals and allowing gatherings limits to increase from 10 to 30 so people can go ahead and organise that house party for Friday night.

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On Sydney, Queensland CHO Dr Jeanette Young says the “risk is decreasing” but it is still “not ideal”.

She’ll be making the decision on whether or not to open the border to NSW as a whole at the end of the month – but given her language, I wouldn’t expect the border to open anytime ahead of November.

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