The Queensland state capital is positioned on the northeast coast and has a inhabitants of greater than two million residents. It can enter lockdown at 5pm on Monday native time (6am GMT), as 4 new domestically transmitted Covid-19 circumstances had been confirmed.
This takes the overall linked to the UK variant to seven, after the primary case was reported on Friday.
Residents shall be required to remain at residence until they should go away for important work, healthcare, grocery buying or train.
Pubs eating places and cafes shall be shut below guidelines of the snap lockdown – apart from takeaway.
Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland state Premier, instructed reporters: “I do know it is a actually large name and I do know it’s actually robust.
“We now have Easter arising, we’ve got faculty holidays arising however let’s do it now and let’s do it proper.”
The B117 UK mutation is very contagious. It’s considered extra 50 p.c extra transmissible than different strains.
Lockdown measures will take impact within the Higher Brisbane space. This consists of the councils of Brisbane, Ipswich, Redlands, Logan and Moreton Bay.
Adelaide skilled this for 3 days in November, adopted by areas of Sydney throughout a three-week interval in December.
In January, Brisbane entered a three-day snap lockdown – and Perth for 5 days in February. Melbourne residents additionally skilled a five-day lockdown in February.