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:
- To buy essentials like groceries or medications
- Work or study if you can’t do either from home
- 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.”
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.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) January 7, 2021
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young announced visitor bans will be imposed on hospitals, aged care facilities and disability accommodation centres.
LIST OF SITES INFECTED WORKER VISITED:
Saturday January 2: Train from Altandi to Roma Street at 7am
Saturday January 2: Train from Central station to Altandi station at 4pm
Sunday January 3: Woolworths Calamvale North from 11am to noon
Tuesday January 5: Coles Sunnybank Hills from 7.30am to 8am
Tuesday January 5: Nextra newsagent at Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown from 8am to 8.15am.