The Greater Brisbane lockdown will end at noon today, five hours earlier than originally planned, after Queensland recorded just one new locally acquired coronavirus case on Thursday.
Private gatherings will still be capped at 30 people and masks will remain mandatory indoors.
This morning, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a record 34,711 tests were conducted overnight.
“The lockdown has been lifted in Greater Brisbane, but we’re not out of the woods yet, so I’m asking all Queenslanders for the next two weeks … to do the right thing, we can get through this together,” the Premier said.
Ms Palaszczuk revoked Greater Brisbane’s hotspot declaration and has asked other states to follow suit.
More than 112,000 tests have been conducted since the first new case of community transmission was picked up on Friday.
“This has been phenomenal, this has been very stressful for everyone,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“The consequences of not acting are far worse.”