Greater Brisbane will go into a three day lockdown

Greater Brisbane will go into a three day lockdown

Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown after Queensland has recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, four of which are community transmission.

Queensland Premire Annastacia Palaszczuk said six of the cases were overseas acquired and four were local. Two of those were linked to the 26-year-old landscaper from Stafford who tested positive to the highly infectious UK strain on Thursday night.

Ms Palaszczuk said a three-day lockdown was necessary.

" This is the UK strain. It is highly infectious. Now we need to do this now to avoid a longer lockdown and that lockdown will commence at 5:00pm this afternoon," Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

"That lockdown will be for greater Brisbane, which is Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands and will commence at 5:00pm this afternoon.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the new cases meant the department was now dealing with seven cases from the most recent cluster. 

"The initial two gentleman, and now a brother of one of those that we think could be that link between the PA doctor who was infectious two weeks ago and this cluster," she said.

"Then we have two colleagues of the second new case that tested positive yesterday, and one of those people was in Gladstone for three days while they were infectious."

Ms Palaszczuk urged people not to panic buy and said supermarkets were well stocked.

"I know in is a really big call, I know it is really tough," she said.

"We have Easter coming up, we have school holidays coming up but let's do it now and let's do it right, and let's see if we can come through it at the other end."

The Premier has declared Greater Brisbane a hotspot and has urged other state and territory leaders to do the same.

From 5pm this afternoon a number of new restrictions will be brought in for Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands as part of the state's snap three-day lockdown.


    • Schools will close from tomorrow, but will continue for children of essential workers
    • People will only be able to leave their homes for four essential reasons including exercise, essential work, medical and compassionate reasons and shopping for essential items.
    • Residents can have up to two visitors to their home and can go out and exercise in a family group or if they’re solo, with one other person from a different family group.
    • Funerals will be capped at 20 people and  weddings 10 people
    • Masks will be mandatory Greater Brisbane everywhere indoors (apart from your own home) and on public transport
    • Restaurants and cafes can only serve takeaway
    • These lockdown restrictions also apply to anyone who has been in the Greater Brisbane area since March 20, even if they are no longer in the area.
    • Restrictions are also being brought in for the rest of Queensland, including: Compulsory mask wearing for all public indoor settings across the state