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Children’s claims of Victoria travel shut down Gold Coast school

Scott Emerson
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A school on the Gold Coast has been shut down after children boasted about travelling to and from Melbourne, which is currently considered a COVID-19 hotspot. 

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a family of five has been placed into hotel quarantine for 14 days in response, with two of the children currently unwell.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath confirmed they were able to illegally circumvent authorities by travelling by road into Queensland.

All children who attend the Australian International Islamic College have been sent into home quarantine.

The students will have to remain in quarantine for up to 14 days if the family does not get tested.

The family is currently being urged to cooperate with authorities.

Press PLAY below to hear the latest updates from Nine News reporter Tim Arvier

Queensland also recorded one new locally-acquired case of coronavirus today, detected in a truck driver who travelled to Sydney.

The truckie was infectious in the community from August 28 to September 1.

This case is separate to the truck driver recorded yesterday, whose infection was recorded in New South Wales numbers.

Urgent contact tracing is underway.

Image: Getty 
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