‘Encouraging’ signs as QLD records two new local cases

Queensland is on track to have its lockdown lifted on Friday night as planned with just two new local cases of COVID-19 recorded overnight.

Two other cases were detected in hotel quarantine.

One of the new local cases is a close contact from the Portuguese restaurant cluster in Brisbane that was already in quarantine.


The second is a 37-year-old woman who works at the Qatar Airlines check-in counter at Brisbane International Airport.

She went for a test on Tuesday after feeling unwell and was confirmed positive on Wednesday.

However, officials say she only visited a very limited number of places in her local area.

A huge number of tests were carried out across Queensland with 29,990 swabs done in the last 24 hours.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says things are looking good, but a decision on lifting the lockdown won’t be made until Friday morning.

“We’re not out of the woods yet, we’ve got another 24 hours to see what happens….. but it is very encouraging news at this stage,” The Premier said.

More to come.