The Greater Brisbane region has now entered a three-day lockdown and increased restrictions are in place across Queensland as evidence of community transmission of the UK strain of COVID-19 continues to emerge.
The Greater Brisbane region includes:
- Brisbane City Council;
- Logan City Council;
- Moreton Bay Regional Council;
- Ipswich City Council; and
- Redland City Council.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the three-day lockdown would be reviewed on Wednesday and allow Queensland Health to carry out vital contact tracing.
“This is the UK strain. It is highly infectious. We need to do this now to avoid a longer lockdown,” the Premier said.
“Just like the lockdown in January, this is designed to be a circuit breaker to limit community spread as much as possible.”
Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the three day lockdown would limit community spread of COVID-19.
“With significant community transmission and many venues of concern throughout Greater Brisbane, this lockdown is essential to protect the community,” Dr Young said.