Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Greater Brisbane, which includes the council areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton & Redlands will go into lockdown from 6pm Friday to 6pm Monday.

Residents can only leave home for one of these four reasons:

  1. To buy essentials like groceries or medications
  2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home
  3. Exercise
  4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support

Residents of these areas must also wear masks everywhere except at home.

“We are doing this to make sure we’re keeping Queenslanders safe,” said Ms Palaszczuk.

“We will do a very strong three-day lockdown.

“You will be allowed to go outside for… to go to essential work … you can leave home if you are providing healthcare or support for a vulnerable person … essential shopping or to exercise in you local neighbourhood.”

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Nine new coronavirus cases were detected overnight, all in hotel quarantine.

The Courier Mail reports the cleaner, who lives in Algester did a shift last Saturday at the inner-city Hotel Grand Chancellor, where four recent coronavirus cases have been detected in quarantine.

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