Covid 19 coronavirus: Brisbane records no new cases, lockdown to lift

Wednesday, 13 Jan, 2021

Morrison said all workers at quarantine hotels would have daily COVID-19 tests.

"Our initiative that we are putting in place with masks is very similar to Victoria and New South Wales where we will be mandating the wearing of masks in certain places, particularly public indoor areas", Queensland health minister Yvette D'Ath said.

These include shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets, indoor markets, hospitals, aged care facilities, places of worship, indoor recreation facilities, libraries, cinemas, art galleries and gyms.

"In terms of Brisbane, while the restrictions that have been imposed for greater Brisbane come off at 6pm tonight, the public health team is not 100 per cent confident we can have people from Brisbane returned to Victoria", Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said Monday afternoon. The woman also had the United Kingdom mutant strain of COVID-19 and had been in quarantine in Melbourne for 10 days before being allowed to fly but has since tested positive for the virus. But you don't need to wear a mask driving your auto anymore.

In workplaces, masks will only have to be worn if social distancing can not occur.

"They need to get tested and isolate until they get a result". Workplace health and safety rules override the direction to wear a mask. Patrons must be seated when eating and drinking, and dancing is not allowed.

Under the system, regional NSW is "orange", meaning stranded Victorians can come home if they apply for a permit and get tested for COVID-19 with 72 hours of their return, but greater Sydney and Brisbane remain "red" zones.

Four new virus cases were reported in hotel quarantine on Monday - two Emirates crew members and two passengers who had arrived from the UAE.

Queensland's Chief Health Officer has stressed the importance of getting tested if any Covid-19 symptoms are present after the partner of the hotel cleaner infected with the United Kingdom variant also tested positive.

The NT chief health officer's decision to revoke the status comes after Queensland recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 for the third day in a row.

They are not required inside homes, restaurants or bars, or other places where people can socially-distance.

Dr Jeannette Young said the man has been in quarantine since January 7 and additional contact tracing is now underway Genome sequencing is also underway and it is likely to be the United Kingdom variant.

A father and daughter wear face masks as they ride their bikes during the three day Greater Brisbane lockdown.

'What needs to happen now, is to know how we can prevent any future immediate shutdowns to avoid this uncertainty again, ' Ms Rohan said.

Ms Palaszczuk insisted the lockdown was not an over-reaction, pointing to the support from National Cabinet and the AHPPC, as she described the United Kingdom virus variant as a "whole new ball game".