Coronavirus Qld: Greater Brisbane lockdown throws Easter holiday plans into chaos

coronavirus qld greater brisbane lockdown throws easter holiday plans into chaos

Millions of Australians have had their Easter holiday plans thrown into chaos, wreaking havoc on an already struggling Queensland tourism sector.

One in seven people were expected to travel to the Sunshine State over the next month.

The Tourism and Events Queensland data predicted more than 3.5 million Australians would make their way across the border, injecting $1bn into the economy.

But holiday plans are now up in the air 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.

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

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 said her government had declared Greater Brisbane a hotspot and urged premiers from other states across the country to do the same thing…

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