Qantas CEO Calls Sydney Lockdowns “Ridiculous”


Earlier today, Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the state’s borders would remain closed off from Victoria and Greater Sydney.

Palaszczuk stated today that “people from Sydney’s 32 local government areas will be required to quarantine. I will accept the health advice of Dr Young, and that is exactly what I did today.”

“I kept my commitment. I’m honest with the people of Queensland.”

The announcement from Palaszczuk then prompted a harsh response from the CEO of Qantas, Alan Joyce, who fears the border closures will lead to “hundreds of Jetstar and Qantas employees” who will be “stood down.”

The CEO staid of the closures:

“Frankly this is ridiculous.”

“Sydney is the biggest city in Australia and it probably has one of the best track records globally of managing a virus that is clearly going to be with us for a very long time.”

The CEO went on to say that “keeping the doors bolted to places that you can’t reasonably call hotspots makes no sense from a health perspective and its doing a lot of social and economic damage as well.”


The disgruntled CEO concluded by saying that “Queensland may find that, by the time it does open up to Sydney, people have made other plans.

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