Decision on the end of Queensland’s lockdown due this morning

Businesses across southeast Queensland and Townsville will find out this morning whether or not our three-day lockdown will end as planned at 6.00 pm tonight.

The Covid-19 case numbers over the last two days have been ‘encouraging’ to authorities, which have used the lockdown as a circuit breaker to trace a total of five local infections around the Sunshine State.

The most recent case of concern, a person who works at the Qatar check in desk at the International Airport, had been in the Brisbane community over the weekend before testing positive.


Luckily, authorities say that case had relatively limited movements.

A handful of new exposure sites have been added to Queensland Health’s list overnight, all around Griffith and Carseldine in Brisbane.

To check the update list, click here.

All reports now indicate that if there is little no to new cases diagnosed again today, the lockdown will end tonight.

However, it’s understood that authorities were working on plans to extend it if need be as well.

It’s left local businesses in a tricky spot ahead of what will likely be a busy weekend, tossing up whether or not to order supplies.

The Premier is expected to stand up at 8.00 am with today’s update, ahead of this morning’s National Cabinet meeting.

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