Greater Brisbane lockdown ends; some restrictions remain to keep Queensland safe

JOINT STATEMENT

Greater Brisbane’s lockdown ended at 12 noon today.

Thanks to the cooperation and sacrifices of so many, all Queenslanders can now celebrate Easter with family and loved ones.

Importantly, a number of restrictions will be put in place for all Queenslanders to protect against further transmission of COVID-19 for the next two weeks.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the three-day Greater Brisbane lockdown had proven successful in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Queensland.

“I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this mighty team effort,” the Premier said.

“I particularly want to thank businesses and their staff who have all made sacrifices to make this lockdown so effective.

“I know we’re all looking forward to Easter however it is still so important that all Queenslanders continue doing the right thing and adhering to the remaining restrictions.

“Easter is good to go.”

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, should still get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative result.

“Residents in Greater Brisbane have done such a magnificent job during this lockdown period. It is important that people keep getting tested over this Easter long weekend as we move about and interact with friends and family.

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