Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has introduced from 6pm Friday January 8, Brisbane will go into a tricky lockdown for 3 days.
From 6pm Friday to 6pm Monday, these in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands will go into lockdown.
“We’re going to go onerous and we’re going to go early to cease the unfold of this virus,” Ms Palaszczuk informed reporters on Friday morning.
“Consider it as a protracted weekend at dwelling.
“If we don’t do that now, it may find yourself being a 30-day lockdown.”
Like what you see? Sign up to our bodyandsoul.com.au newsletter for extra tales like this.
Residents will solely be allowed to depart their houses for important work, well being or compassionate care, train and important purchasing. Residents have been requested to keep away from non-essential actions corresponding to attending gyms, cinemas, and hair and nail salons.
Masks will even be obligatory in Larger Brisbane.
Ms Palaszczuk mentioned Larger Brisbane has formally been declared a COVID hotspot.
“I’m additionally asking my colleagues from different jurisdictions to additionally declare Larger Brisbane a hotspot till we get by this collectively,” she mentioned.
The lockdown comes after a cleaner at a lodge quarantine grew to become contaminated with the UK variant of COVID-19 that’s been shown to be 70 per cent more infectious.
The state recorded 9 new circumstances on Friday, all been returned travellers in lodge quarantine.