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BREAKING | Greater Brisbane will go into lockdown

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown from 5pm tonight. Click PLAY to hear from Premier Palaszczuk and Neil Breen’s reaction The lockdown includes residents of Brisbane City Council, Logan City Co

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown from 5pm tonight.

Click PLAY to hear from Premier Palaszczuk and Neil Breen’s reaction

The lockdown includes residents of Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council, Ipswich City Council, Redland City Council and the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

This comes after Queensland recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus overnight, with four community transmissions.

Residents can leave home for four reasons:

  1. Essential work
  2. To purchase essential supplies
  3. To care for a vulnerable person
  4. Exercise

Schools in the area will be closed from Tuesday.

People are asked to return home this evening and not leave the region.

Residents of these areas must also wear masks indoors except at home, including in ride shares, on public transport and in workplaces.

Cafés, pubs and restaurants will be open only for take-away service.

Outside of Brisbane, visits to aged care, disability services, hospitals and prisons will be limited.

Additionally, gatherings outside of the greater Brisbane area will be limited to 30 people per household. Patrons must be seated in restaurants, with one person per two square metres.

The restrictions will be reviewed on Wednesday evening.

Announcing the snap lockdown, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said “we need to do this now to avoid a longer lockdown”.

Two cases are linked and two are under investigation. The remaining six were acquired overseas and detected in hotel quarantine.

Initial investigations by contact tracing indicate two positive cases spent time in Byron Bay while infectious. A third case spent time in Gladstone while infectious.

The full list of contact tracing sites can be found here.

Image: Nine News 

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