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As Brisbane prepares to go into another three-day lockdown Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it is a necessary measure to stop the UK variant of COVID which is highly infectious.

‘This is a protective measure based on the health advice,’ she said at a press conference in Brisbane this morning.

‘We do not take these measures lightly – they are done to keep Queenslanders safe and to make sure that we stop the spread of this UK variant.’

Four more new cases detected in Brisbane

The Chief Health Officer of Queensland, Dr Jeannette Young said there have been four more new cases detected in Brisbane.

‘We have four new community-acquired cases overnight which means that the current cluster that we’re dealing with has seven cases – the initial two gentlemen and now a brother one of those. We think he could be that link between the PA doctor who was infectious two weeks ago and this cluster.

‘Then we have two colleagues of the second new case who have tested positive yesterday.

‘One of those people was in Gladstone for three days while they were infectious so we’re working very closely there to identify the venues that the person was at.’

Dr Young said that very late last night she was notified of another case who happens to be a nurse working in the COVID ward where she did some shifts.

‘I’m not sure that’s where she’s acquired it – we will need to wait for genome sequencing results that we should get back late tonight or tomorrow morning.

‘This will make it clear.

Sisters visited Byron Bay

‘Her sister is also positive. We’re not sure where the transmission is happening, again, we need the genome sequence results.

‘So we have two cases that we’re investigating as to how they acquired the infection. Both have recently been in Byron Bay during their infectious period. So we now have a significant community transmission and significant numbers. This is of concern all throughout Brisbane and we know that people have moved from Brisbane.

‘I have advised that we need to ask people who live in greater Brisbane, those five local government areas that makeup Brisbane, to stay home for the next three days until we can work out how much community transmission there has been and we can contact all of the contacts.

Lockdown is critical

‘It’s critical – so I ask you to stay home for the three-day lockdown – unless you are doing essential work, buying essential supplies of food and medications and so forth and to look after a vulnerable person and for exercise.’

Annastacia Palaszczuk says the lockdown will begin at 5pm today.

For more information visit the Queensland Health website.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Typical of Queensland. We can’t visit there if there is a case in Sydney but when they visit here while infected,
    it’s we’re shutting down Queensland for the better of Queensland.
    How many have escaped this 3 day lock down by travelling into the Northern Rivers this afternoon
    so they are not in lock down.
    Bluesfest better start taking precautions……….

  2. The sisters as far as I know they visited the farmers and hotel Byron. Not sure where else, as it’s unclear where else they went. I just left Byron. Now in isolation for few days just in case

  3. Yes folks the case-demic continues ….mean while in Europe only 3,964 have died from the vaccine with about 162,000 injuries, not that you’d hear about it on the fake news.

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