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Why ‘other motivations’ could be at play in ban on driving across border 

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Queensland’s home quarantine trial will be expanded today after the state reached a major vaccination milestone at the weekend.

More than 70 per cent of Queensland’s eligible population has now received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

It means fully vaccinated people can fly into Queensland and quarantine at home for 14 days, provided they return a negative test first.

But those waiting to cross the border with their car will be ineligible for the trial.

Infectious diseases physician Dr Paul Griffin told Neil Breen he doesn’t believe entering by road poses a “significantly different” risk.

“There’s perhaps some other motivations behind these rules, in terms of logistics and how the rules are going to be enforced, for example.

“Allowing people to travel by road, if similar rules are applied in terms of being vaccinated and testing negative, is again, something that could potentially be done safely relatively soon.

“We just need to focus on continuing to get those vaccination rates up and I’m sure the rewards, in terms of additional freedoms, will follow accordingly.”

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