States and territories across Australia have changed COVID-19 rules following news of Brisbane’s lockdown. Here’s what you need to know.
But Western Australia has taken a different approach, imposing a hard border arrangement with all of Queensland as of midnight on Friday.
Premier Mark McGowan said the one case outside hotel quarantine recorded in Queensland on Thursday — a quarantine hotel cleaner diagnosed with a contagious mutant strain of COVID-19 — was “extremely concerning”.
“This is a dangerous situation not only for Brisbane but for the whole of Australia,” he said.
“Queensland will move from a ‘very low risk state’ to a ‘medium risk state’ under our health advice.”
Tasmania was the first jurisdiction to declare Greater Brisbane a “high risk area” on Friday, with any travellers arriving into the state who have been in the area since January 2 now required to quarantine for 14 days.
Camera IconPremier Peter Gutwein announced the quarantine rules on Friday, following Annastacia Palaszczuk’s announcement. Credit: News Corp Australia
Camera IconPremier Peter Gutwein announced the quarantine rules on Friday, following Annastacia Palaszczuk’s announcement. Credit: News Corp AustraliaFrom -