Brisbane three-day lockdown announced

By Dean Blake | 29 Mar 2021 View comments

Brisbane is entering a three-day snap lockdown starting Monday, 5pm, after the city confirmed ten new Covid-19 cases overnight.

Affected areas include the Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton and Brisbane council areas, according to the ABC.

“We now have significant community transmission,” chief health officer Jeanette Young said.

“When you go to the shopping centre, public transport or in a ride share, please wear a mask.”

Food shops will be unaffected by the lockdown, but Brisbanites can only leave their homes for “essential reasons”, meaning most levels of retail will once again be locked out of trade.

Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk said she is very worried about the situation, and has advised other state leaders to declare Greater Brisbane a Covid-19 hotspot.

“We have to act swiftly, we’ve done that before and that’s why we are doing it again,” Palaszczuk said.

“Please do not go and panic buy. The supermarkets are full of supply and you will still be able to get food as part of this lockdown.”

This article was first published on Inside Retail, a sibling website to Inside Franchise Business Executive.