Tom Hanks Exempt From Hotel Quarantine On Arrival In Queensland

Annastacia Palaszcuk took on a line-up of opposition MPs who on Wednesday grilled her in parliament over the integrity and fairness of border rules intended to regulate COVID-19 in southern states.

Liberal National Party MP Laura Gerber questioned if American actor Hanks was in mandatory quarantine after a Tuesday night flight into Gold Coast.

During the filming of Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis Presley biopic, Hanks tested positive for COVID-19 and underwent 14 days of self-isolation on the Gold Coast in March.

As part of the COVID-safe strategy for the film industry, Ms Palaszczuk confirmed Hanks was excluded from quarantine.

“Under that plan they have to stay in the place for two weeks just like everybody else and they will have random checks, as my understanding, by the police,” she told parliament.

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