Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered some hope to Queenslanders one day before the scheduled end of a “circuit breaker” lockdown.
The state has recorded just two new cases of community transmission in the state, with the Premier and Chief Health Officer saying that the numbers and nature of the cases are “encouraging”.
A further two cases were reported in international arrivals into the state.
One of the confirmed cases was a close contact of the Portuguese restaurant already reported as an exposure site and is already in quarantine.
The second case is a woman in her 30s who works at the Qatar check-in counter at Brisbane International Airport. She was tested for the virus on Tuesday and has limited her movement over the week.
In a press conference, Ms Palaszczuk said that while the situation was “very, very encouraging” she reiterated that there is still some time to go before the state is given the all-clear.
“We’re not out of the woods yet, we’ve still got another 24 hours to go,” Ms Palaszczuk told reporters, referring to the looming planned end of the 3-day lockdown.
Health authorities will now work to confirm exposure sites across Brisbane, with Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young flagging four locations across the city.
Officeworks at North Lakes on the 25th June, Coles at Murrumba Downs on the early afternoon of 27th June, Anytime Fitness at Griffith and on the 26th and 28th June at Menzies Aviation have all been pinpointed as exposure sites with further details to come.
Keep an eye on Queensland Health’s website for up-to-date listings of exposure sites across the state.