Millions of Australians have had their Easter plans thrown into chaos, wreaking havoc on an already struggling Queensland tourism sector.
Holidays are now up the air or have had to be cancelled after Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Monday announced Greater Brisbane would enter a snap, three-day lockdown from 5pm.
The state recorded an alarming 10 new cases in the 24 hours to Monday morning.
While six were acquired overseas, four were the result of community transmission and were all the highly contagious UK variant.
Two of the cases are linked to the latest cluster, but health authorities are scrambling to work out how two other people contracted the virus.
Ms Palaszczuk has declared Greater Brisbane a hotspot and urged premiers from other states across the country to do the same thing.
Camera IconWhile parts of Queensland remain open to visitors, those planning an Easter break to Greater Brisbane have had their holidays thrown into chaos. Credit: Supplied
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