The Greater Brisbane lockdown will be lifted from 6pm tonight after no new Corona Virus cases being recorded. The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has thanked Queenslanders for being proactive and adhering to rules. She has explained some restrictions will stay until 22 January for the Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay and Redlands areas. This is on the advice of Chief Health Minister Dr Jeanette Young, who says that we need to wait out the 14 day incubation period of the virus to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
Premier Palaszczuk says “from 6:00pm tonight until January 22nd, we want you to hang on to your masks. So you’ll have to carry a face mask on you at all times. This is not dissimilar to what has happened in other jurisdictions.
“You need to wear this mask in shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets, in hospitals and aged care facilities, in churches and places of worship, libraries, indoor recreational facilities, such as cinemas, art galleries, those sorts of types of places and gyms.
“Now in indoor workplaces where you can socially distance you don’t have to wear a mask but where you can’t socially distance we ask you to put a mask on. You must also wear a mask on public transport, in taxis and ride shares. You do not have to wear a mask if you are in your own home or if you have your family in your own vehicle.
“So, when in doubt, wear a mask, that is very simple, but it is those crowded areas, we just want greater Brisbane for the next 10 days to all be part of this mask wearing.”
So hold onto your masks and keep social distancing Queensland.