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'Easter Is Good To Go' Brisbane Snap Lockdown To End Today At Noon

There's wonderful news in Brisbane this morning with only a single new local community COVID-19 case reported and the three-day snap lockdown to be lifted five hours earlier at midday today instead of 5pm.

There’s wonderful news in Brisbane this morning with only a single new local community COVID-19 case reported and the three-day snap lockdown to be lifted five hours earlier at midday today instead of 5pm.

In extremely welcome news this morning, Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that Brisbane’s snap three-day lockdown will end at midday on Thursday, five hours earlier than the originally planned 5pm.

While there were 10 new cases reported in Queensland, 9 were from returning travellers in hotel quarantine with only 1 new local case of community transmission.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was satisfied that three days of tough restrictions had worked as a circuit breaker to manage the state’s two clusters.

“If you have plans, the lockdown is lifted from 12 noon today,” she said.

“Easter is good to go.”

The news means that two million Queenslanders will be free of the stay-at-home restrictions that came into force on Monday as the state tried to contain two separate clusters linked to healthcare workers.

As part of revised Queensland restrictions, everyone will need to be seated in food and beverage establishments and gatherings at home will be limited to 30 people across Queensland for at least the next fortnight.

Queenslanders and visitors must also wear a mask when leaving their home for the next fortnight across the state.

“This is really important that we are doing this for the next two weeks because we are not out of the woods yet. So the lockdown has been lifted in Greater Brisbane, but we’re not out of the woods yet so I’m asking Queenslanders – all Queenslanders, for the next two weeks if we all do the right thing, we can get through this together,”

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

“But if you are coming to Queensland, you’ll have to abide by these restrictions in terms of mask-wearing, just as the same as everybody else,

“And really when you think about it, it’s a small thing to do, but it means that we can go out, support our businesses, support our tourism industry, and spend time with our loved ones which is, you know, a really special time of the year.” She said.

Find out all the latest Queensland restriction info here.