Queensland on “knife’s edge” of another lockdown

Fears are growing that Queensland is headed for another lockdown, as Sydney and Melbourne battle through their own.

It comes after three new cases of community transmission were diagnosed in Brisbane yesterday, with exposure sites popping up around the city and on the Sunshine Coast.

It’s prompted the restrictions, which were supposed to lift today, to be extended for another week.


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That includes wearing masks, home gathering limits of 30 people and hospitality venues only allowed one per four square metres.

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All eyes will be on today’s coronavirus numbers for the Sunshine State, which could determine whether or not we have to go into another lockdown.

Infectious Diseases Expert Paul Griffin has told The Today Show that we’re really on a ‘knife’s edge’.

“It’s hard to say, I think if we don’t see cases over the next few days we might escape one.

“We obviously have more QR code scanning now, we’re already wearing masks – that will help a lot.

“One of these cases were fully vaccinated, so while we know it doesn’t stop you from getting infected 100 per cent, we know they’re less likely to pass it on.

“Hopefully we’ll be fortunate here and avoid a lockdown but I think we’re on a knife’s edge,” Mr Griffin said.