Brisbane residents hold breath as lockdown decision looms

More than two million Greater Brisbane locals are holding their breath this morning, with a decision on whether the COVID-19 lockdown will be lifted due today.

The Queensland Premier is refusing to make a decision on whether residents will be allowed out of their homes until Monday’s coronavirus numbers are confirmed.

Since the stay-at-home order was imposed on Friday to halt the spread of a highly contagious UK strain of the virus, there have been zero new local cases in a positive sign for the state.


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The lockdown is due to end at 6pm tonight, however mystery surrounds whether or not it will be extended.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has praised locals for their efforts in helping to curb the spread of the virus.

“This has been a really great response from people in the Greater Brisbane community and we need to keep it up, so Monday 6pm is the day and we’ll be updating you again tomorrow morning at nine o’clock to see how our cases have gone overnight,” Ms Palaszczuk said on Sunday.

While Health Minister Y’vette D’Ath has reminded residents this is not a normal Monday.

“Because of this lockdown, we are saying you should be working from home unless you are an essential worker, so that we can get through this three day period and hopefully have very positive results at the end”.

Police have handed out just 21 fines since the tough restrictions, including having to wear a mask outdoors, were imposed at 6pm on Friday.

The Premier is scheduled to provide an update on the situation at 9.00am this morning, with fingers crossed the state will record a third day with no new local cases.

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This will be interesting