Hundreds of thousands of residents within the metropolis and a number of other different areas shall be positioned beneath stay-at-home orders from Saturday afternoon for 3 days.
Australia’s third-largest metropolis of Brisbane and different components of Queensland state will enter a snap COVID lockdown from Saturday, as authorities race to comprise an rising outbreak of the Delta pressure.
Hundreds of thousands of residents within the metropolis and a number of other different areas shall be positioned beneath stay-at-home orders from Saturday afternoon for 3 days, state Deputy Premier Steven Miles stated.
“The one option to beat the Delta pressure is to maneuver shortly, to be quick and to be robust,” Miles stated.
There have been now seven instances of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in Queensland primarily linked to a college pupil, her household and a tutor, however authorities have been nonetheless making an attempt to hint the supply of the outbreak, Miles stated.
Within the “strictest lockdown” the town has enforced, residents will solely be allowed to go away their properties for important causes together with shopping for groceries and exercising.
Brisbane’s snap lockdown got here as Australia’s largest metropolis of Sydney and its environment accomplished its fifth week of lockdown with authorities struggling to cease the unfold of a Delta-variant outbreak.
“We can’t afford to be complacent simply because we now have performed so effectively to date. All of us must adjust to these restrictions,” Miles stated.