Potential clue on Qld Health website hints at lockdown fate

Eagle-eyed Queenslanders have noticed a discreet change on the Queensland Health website, that hints a potential lockdown extension could be on the cards.

Greater Brisbane residents are this morning eagerly awaiting to find out whether or not they will emerge from lockdown as planned at 5pm this afternoon, in time for the Easter long weekend.

Queensland Authorities are expected to make the much-anticipated announcement at 9AM local time on Thursday.


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At a press conference on Wednesday, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the signs were looking promising after the state recorded just two new COVID-19 cases yesterday, both linked to known clusters.

However, a subtle change on the official government website overnight has left many residents feeling nervous the lockdown will be extended into next week.

The advice surrounding testing and respiratory clinics previously stated clinics will “not require a GP referral for the duration of the Greater Brisbane lockdown – 5pm AEST Monday 29 March to 5pm AEST Thursday 1 April”.

However, many people noticed late last night that the date was updated, with the new end date reading “5pm AEST Monday 29 March to 11:59pm AEST Tuesday 6 April“.

 

Only time will tell, with the Queensland Premier and Chief Health Officer set to meet this morning to make a decision.

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Maybe GPS difficult to get on the long weekend so it’s a sensible solution to encourage anyone with symptoms to get to a testing facility

Recent commentary from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) special envoy on COVID-19 has sparked questions about the legitimacy of lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus.

“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus.”