Full list of restrictions for Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville
Annastacia Palaszczuk has actually extended the three-day breeze lockdown past 6pm tonight for parts of the state, in a blow to Queenslanders.
“The Brisbane City Council and Moreton Bay local government areas, the lockdown will continue for 24 hours,” the Premier stated.
The stay-at-home orders will end tonight for Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Townsville.
“There will be restrictions that continue to apply. Those restrictions will be in place for the next two weeks,” she stated.
It followed Ms Palaszczuk stated on Thursday that the reality there were just 2 in your area obtained cases over night was “very encouraging news”.
“We are very encouraged at the moment that we’ve only really got those two cases,” Ms Palaszczuk informed press reporters in Brisbane.
“We have had record tests in the past 24 hours and we have had again a record vaccine number delivered. All of this and the fact that we are not seeing more wide-scale community cases is very encouraging.”
But the Premier cautioned “we’re not out of the woods yet”.
“We’ve got got another 24 hours to see what happens and we will update you tomorrow in relation to whether or not we can (end) lockdown,” she stated.
She will provide her decision at her day-to-day interview today.
Ms Palaszczuk called the breeze Covid -19 lockdown for south-east Queensland, Townsville, Palm Island and Magnetic Island on Tuesday after a 2 brand-new in your area obtained cases of the infection were discovered.
One of them was a Brisbane health center receptionist who had actually invested 10 days in the neighborhood while transmittable with the Delta version.
Speaking on the ABC’s QandA on Thursday night, Ms Palaszczuk stated Australia merely might not consist of brand-new alternative with its present systems, indicating hotel quarantine breaches in almost every state.
“I’m telling you we can’t contain this virus,” she stated.
“It is now the most infectious strain, the Delta variant, it is going to be more and more difficult to contain it when we have something like 3000 people in our hotel quarantine.”
Yesterday, The Courier-Mail reported that contingency strategies to extend lockdown were being prepared as health authorities anxiously waited for countless test outcomes, as lots of direct exposure websites were noted throughout the state consisting of grocery stores, junk food outlets, going shopping centres and flights.
The Premier stated on Tuesday that she would wait till Friday early morning prior to making a decision on whether to end the limitations.
“Hopefully we can get through these three days, fingers crossed, and things will be able to return to normal,” she stated.
So far the most recent break outs do not appear to have actually left control.
On the very first day of lockdown, 3 brand-new in your area obtained cases were revealed, among them the sibling of the health center receptionist.
But just 2 were revealed the other day, neither of them linked to the health center break out.
One was connected to the Portuguese dining establishment cluster and was currently in quarantine.
The other was a 37-year-old female who operates at the Qatar Airways check-in counter at Brisbane International Airport.
“She has been to very limited places around her local area,” Ms Palaszczuk stated.
Speaking to press reporters on Thursday, Queensland primary health officer Jeannette Young was asked whether she was shocked there had actually not been more cases connected to the health center receptionist due to the extremely transmissible nature of the Delta version.
The previous day, Dr Young had actually stated she was “running out of ideas” as the state fought several clusters simultaneously, 3 including the Delta alternative, which she stated was “virtually impossible to control”.
“It’s still early,” she stated on Thursday.
“We’ve got to see 14 days. These three days that we are in at the moment in lockdown gives us the opportunity to make sure we’ve found everyone and we’ve got them in quarantine. It’s too early to be confident we won’t get more cases.”
But Dr Young stated she was enthusiastic lockdown would raise at 6pm tonight.
“I’m very encouraged,” she stated.
“But I’ve got to say we have another 24 hours. Five incidents we are now having to manage with this additional one related to the International Airport. That’s a lot. Each incident in and of itself I’m pretty confident about. They have all been very well managed and low risk, but five of them simultaneously is a lot, so we have to wait to see how we go.”
Stay- at-home orders are now in location for southeast Queensland, Townsville, Palm Island and Magnetic Island.
The 11 southeast Queensland city government locations impacted are Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, the Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Somerset.
People in those locations can just leave their house for 4 “essential reasons”:
- To purchase fundamentals such as groceries or medications
- Work or research study if you can’t do either from house
- Exercise in your area
- Healthcare or to offer assistance, care or assistance
Other limitations are likewise now in location:
- Masks are necessary outside the house
- Funerals are restricted to 20 individuals and wedding events to simply 10, without any singing or dancing enabled
- Only 2 visitors are allowed houses, consisting of kids
- Restaurants, clubs and coffee shops are restricted to takeaway or house shipment just
- Places of praise, health clubs, movie theaters, home entertainment and leisure locations, and charm and individual care services are closed
- Aged care, correctional centres, medical facilities and impairment company are closed to visitors