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Brisbane ends lockdown after no new corona cases detected

Brisbane ends lockdown after no new corona cases detected”

"Critically, even if a negative test result is received, please continue to monitor for symptoms and get retested if necessary".

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young says the man has been in quarantine since January 7 and additional contact tracing is underway.

'We know this particular variant of COVID-19 is more contagious, so this result is unsurprising, ' she said.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced that the 3-day lockdown for the Greater Brisbane area will end at 6pm on Monday night, in a huge win for Queenslanders.

"Genome sequencing is underway, however it's likely to be the United Kingdom variant", the state's top doctor said.

January 2: The hotel cleaner works her last shift at the Hotel Grand Chancellor at Spring Hill.

'Can I thank people in the greater Brisbane region for responding in the way that they did? It has been absolutely, truly remarkable, ' Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters on Monday.

Ms D'Ath said restrictions would continue until 1am on January 22 with masks required for people living in Greater Brisbane at shopping centres and cinemas. Gatherings of 20 people will be allowed in public areas and in homes, while weddings and funerals will be capped at 100 people.

Dr Young said close contacts of both the woman and man would be subject to further testing this week.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's Amanda Rohan said the lockdown and the new rules were a setback for businesses during the crucial school holiday trading period.

Ms Palaszczuk said she was happy with the state's contact tracing program relating to he highly infectious United Kingdom strain.

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The state, however, recorded one new locally acquired case of coronavirus yesterday, Saturday, which was linked to the Berala cluster.

The Premier on Monday announced the surprise three-day lockdown was over after no new COVID-19 cases were detected in the community over the weekend following a massive 18,904 tests on Sunday.

"We usually do not report any new cases until the next reporting period, however I wanted to stress again the importance of anyone, no matter where they are in the state, to come forward for testing if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 whatsoever".

Two of those people had travelled to the United Kingdom, but Dr Young said it was too early to know if they had the more contagious strain of the virus.

Police patrol past mask-clad people on the deserted South Bank beach on the first day of a snap lockdown in Brisbane January 9, 2021.

Two sites were added to the contact tracing list after the quarantine hotel cleaner's partner tested positive on Monday.

Health alerts have been issued for three venues in Maleny after a woman flew from Melbourne to Brisbane and then drove to the Sunshine Coast hinterland town on January 5.

"The three days was the initial lockdown which was recommended".

Federal Senator Matt Canavan labelled the lockdown "a massive over-reaction", saying the government was "jumping at shadows" at a great cost to local businesses, but Ms Palaszczuk defended the stance.

'As our friends from Queensland have pointed out, that was totally in line with Australian and global protocols, ' he said.

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