Queensland has declared Perth and some surrounding regions a coronavirus hotspot, meaning anyone arriving from the area must go into 14-day hotel quarantine.

The decision comes after metropolitan Perth, the Peel region and the South West region went into a five-day lockdown on Sunday because of a hotel quarantine worker’s infection.

Anyone who arrives from those areas from 6pm on Sunday must go into quarantine.

Queensland Health also announced that anyone who had travelled from those WA areas since January 26 should be tested and isolate until they receive their result.

The latest restriction on arrivals comes as Queensland calls for a targeted version of JobKeeper to help its struggling international tourism industry as it aims for a domestic boom in the sector over Easter.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her government are standing firm in their calls for federal government support to continue, despite a swipe from NSW saying Queensland is a victim of its own border closures.

Queensland’s Greater Sydney hotspot will end on Monday, further freeing up travel between the states.

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