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Victoria has again recorded no new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19, with one case in hotel quarantine.
But there’s a hitch — 10,000 testing results have been delayed due to technical issues. Some 23,108 test results were received yesterday, but there’s another 10,000 coming.
Yesterday there were 0 local cases and 1 international case reported. 23,108* results were received with approximately 10,000 results delayed due to technical issues. More information coming later: https://t.co/SOwj13mBwA… #COVID19Vic #COVID19VicData (1/3) pic.twitter.com/008iCTgDCg
Palaszczuk has put greater Brisbane into a three day lockdown in a bid to contain the UK variant of the virus, which has been in the community after a hotel quarantine worker contracted the virus.
The lockdown will cover the local government areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton, and Redlands. It begins at 6pm tonight and goes until 6pm Monday.
From 6pm tonight,Friday, to 6pm Monday all residents living in those areas will be required to stay at home. Think of it as a long weekend at home.
We need to do this. I’ve accepted the strong advice from Dr Young. If we do not do this now, it could end u pbeing a 30-day lockdown. So we will do a very strong 3-day lockdown in those areas. You will be allowed to go outside for those four essential reasons we did back in March.