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Brisbane plunged into three-day lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge

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Greater Brisbane will be plunged into a three-day lockdown from 5pm tonight after Queensland recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

Four of the 10 new cases are community transmission, while the remaining six are in hotel quarantine.

During lockdown, residents in Brisbane, Logan, Morton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands will only be able to leave their homes for four reasons: essential work, to shop for essentials, exercise, and caregiving.

Schools in the area will be closed from Tuesday.

Announcing the snap lockdown, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said “we need to do this now to avoid a longer lockdown”.

The full list of possible exposure sites is available HERE.

WA has closed the border to the whole of the sunshine state on Saturday.

All travellers coming to WA from Queensland will be required to get tested for COVID-19 within 48 hours and quarantine for 14 days.

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