A man has ended up in hospital with leg injuries after allegedly trying to scale the outside of a building to escape Queensland hotel quarantine.
Officers allege the man attempted to leave the hotel by scaling the outside of the building just after 11am.
They said the 29-year-old fell and injured his legs as a result.
The man was taken to Cairns Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
An investigation into the alleged incident is ongoing.
Yesterday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed Queensland would also introduce a new “traffic light” system for all arrivals from 1am today.
Green means you’re free to enter Queensland, yellow means you’ve been to a hotspot and must isolate and get tested. Red means you can’t enter at all.
Residents of border communities travelling within the border region are exempt.