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Fears for school holiday tourism with industry leaders calling for no more lockdowns




Queensland must never go into hard lockdown again, with tourism industry leaders calling on the state government to show faith in contact tracing and the vaccine rollout.

Fears have been raised that millions of dollars in tourism trade could be lost if any part of the state is plunged into a lockdown after a Victorian woman, staying on the Sunshine Coast, tested positive for coronavirus.

The state’s schools break up on June 25 and any lockdown would be devastating for tourism and business operators, said Queensland Tourism chief Daniel Gschwind.

“We have to move to a system where we can maintain normal social, economic functioning while maintaining strong health records, and we should achieve that with the vaccination rollout,” he…

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