State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk praised the two.5 million residents in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redland for following stay-at-home orders and restrictions that got here into impact at 6pm on Friday.
Residents are solely allowed to depart their houses for 4 causes: important purchasing, work, healthcare or train across the neighbourhood.
Once they do go away their houses they might want to put on face masks all over the place, together with of their automobiles.
Ms Palaszczuk stated she seen residents had been adhering to the principles whereas on her technique to the morning press convention.
‘On my manner in right here this morning I handed a number of individuals who had been strolling their canines or biking and so they all had their masks on, so thanks very a lot, everybody, for doing the appropriate factor,’ she stated.
The lockdown, which can final till 6pm Monday, comes after a Brisbane resort quarantine cleaner examined constructive for the UK pressure of Covid-19, which authorities say is 70 per cent extra infectious.
Chief Well being officer Dr Jeanette Younger revealed one other Covid-19 constructive case in Victoria, who had flown on the Jetstar JQ570 flight to Queensland, had additionally examined constructive for the UK pressure of the virus.
State premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured, on Saturday) praised the two.5 million residents in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redland for following stay-at-home orders and restrictions that got here into impact from 6pm Friday
Streets are seen abandoned within the Brisbane CBD on Saturday as the town continues its three-day lockdown
Ms Palaszczuk stated she seen residents had been adhering to the principles whereas on her technique to the morning press convention (pictured, a lone Brisbane resident on the streets within the CBD on Saturday)
The place do you have to put on a masks?
Within the Larger Brisbane space, for the interval of the lockdown, face masks should be worn always if you end up exterior of your private home together with within the following settings:
* purchasing (retail, supermarkets and purchasing centres)
* on public/shared transport and ready areas for public/shared transport
* weddings and funerals
* whereas ready for takeaway meals
* at workplaces
Youngsters 12 years and underneath and other people affected by a medical situation are exempt. You wouldn’t have to put on a masks at house.
It’s possible you’ll briefly take away your masks for consuming and ingesting and when essential in your employment, for instance, an early childhood educator might take away their masks when speaking with kids of their care.
Sure employees are additionally exempt from carrying a masks, if the character of your employment and Occupational Well being and Security tips means it’s unsafe to put on a masks.
The girl had flown from the UK and arrived in Victoria on December 26.
She entered resort quarantine, earlier than she examined constructive for Covid-19.
‘So she was then remoted and did the ten days required isolation, cleared all her signs, and was allowed to depart Victoria and fly to Queensland on January 5,’ Dr Younger stated.
Dr Younger stated though the chance of transmission was low the girl was nonetheless returning constructive Covid-19 outcomes.
‘Due to this new variant, we’re simply being ultra-cautious which is why we re-tested her when Victoria tell us that she had the brand new variant and we discovered that she continues to be excreting the virus,’ she stated.
‘We’re simply working that by means of in the meanwhile, and we might be contact tracing these individuals on the flight the place she sat.’
The girl lives together with her dad and mom at Maleny, within the Sunshine Coast area, and authorities have urged anybody within the space to get examined.
Information of the upcoming lockdown on Friday sparked panic shopping for with residents storming native supermarkets to refill on groceries.
Queues had been seen exterior of supermarkets whereas cabinets had been stripped naked.
Well being and Ambulance Providers Minister Yvette D’Ath warned residents there was no must panic purchase as supermarkets would nonetheless be open.
‘Please, we noticed very lengthy strains in our supermarkets yesterday,’ she stated.
‘Once more, it’s utterly pointless, to race out and cargo up on groceries. The grocery store shops will not be closed.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk introduced Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton, and Redland residents will solely be allowed to depart their houses for 4 causes from 6pm on Friday
Residents who go away their houses might want to put on face masks – although the mandate doesn’t apply to kids underneath the age of 12 (pictured, police patrol the Southbank precinct in Brisbane)
A bicycle owner rides his bike close to Southbank as Brisbane ready to enter a three-day-long laborious lockdown
What the lockdown means for you
Residents dwelling in better Brisbane will solely be allowed to depart their houses for 4 causes from 6pm on Friday.
1) Important work
2) Healthcare or compassionate care
3) Important purchasing
4) Train within the native neighbourhood
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged residents to keep away from non-essential actions like going to the cinema.
Households won’t be allowed to have greater than two guests per day.
Eating places and cafes will solely be allowed to open for takeaway.
Funerals and weddings may also be restricted to twenty individuals.
Masks should be worn when leaving the home, together with when driving in cars- kids underneath the age of 12 are exempt from the mandate.
The lockdown might be lifted at 6pm on Monday.
‘I know some individuals are involved that this may increasingly transcend three days. Irrespective, we have now by no means shut our supermarkets.
‘They’re important companies that can at all times be open in order that we are able to have individuals having the ability to exit and get important objects.’
Ms D’Ath urged residents to consider their neighbours, saying the useless panic shopping for and hoarding may do extra hurt than good.
‘For individuals who are lining up and hoarding meals, can I say the one people who find themselves going to undergo from this are our aged individuals who might be getting anxious as a result of they’re anxious they won’t be capable to get meals objects who dwell from week to week,’ she stated.
‘Doubtlessly our pensioners. Please, consider others. Don’t exit and purchase greater than what you want.’
The UK mutation of Covid-19 has well being authorities anxious that if they do not act shortly, it could unfold uncontrolled in the neighborhood.
‘Please, all people, let’s be on this collectively, let’s keep at house, take a look at it as an extended weekend at house with your loved ones and pals,’ Ms Palaszczuk stated.
‘It is going to be powerful on everybody for these three days. I believe all people in Queensland, particularly the Larger Brisbane space, is aware of what we’re seeing within the UK and different locations around the globe is excessive charges of an infection from this explicit pressure.
‘We don’t need to see that taking place right here in our nice state and that’s the reason we’re taking these sturdy actions right this moment.’
A terrifying map exhibits the Brisbane places which have been uncovered to the UK’s mutant variant of the virus since January 2, together with a busy practice line, a Coles and a Woolworths
Residents in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redland residents are at present following stay-at-home orders till 6pm on Monday (pictured, information of the lockdown sparked panic shopping for at Chermside Market)
Consumers queue exterior a Woolworths at Camp Hill forward of laborious lockdown in Brisbane on Friday
Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted his assist following the announcement of the lockdown.
‘Sensible name by Queensland Premier Annastacia to have a quick lockdown to allow Queensland well being authorities to get on high of the UK pressure case in Brisbane,’ it learn.
The resort cleaner’s an infection ends virtually 4 months of zero domestically acquired circumstances in Queensland.
The constructive case, a girl in her 20s, was infectious from January 2 earlier than testing constructive after exhibiting signs on Wednesday.
Anybody with signs of coronavirus is urged to get examined instantly.
Contact tracers are monitoring the actions of the cleaner, who labored on the resort Grand Chancellor on January 2.
‘This girl has been exceptionally useful with us, telling us precisely the place she’s been, so we’re following up,’ Dr Younger stated.
Grocery store employees palms a face masks to a consumer through the purchasing blitz at Gasworks Plaza at Newstead on Friday
The girl from Algester travelled on the general public rail community to and from Brisbane’s internal metropolis and southside.
Well being authorities say she visited a number of places whereas probably infectious.
The girl travelled on a practice from Altandi station to Roma Road station at 7am on January 2, then returned on the 4pm service the identical day.
She additionally visited Woolworths on the Calamvale Central Procuring Centre from 11am to 12pm on Sunday 3 January.
She was additionally at Coles in Sunnybank Hills for half-hour from 7.30am on Tuesday 5 January.
She was additionally a newsagent at Sunnybank Hills Procuring City from 8am to eight.15am on the identical day.
‘The nice factor is that this woman hasn’t been to any eating places or cafes and after we know they’re such a crucial ear for unfold, in order that’s actually excellent news,’ Dr Younger stated.