The 11 local government areas, including Logan, will be required to wear masks for another week, July 23, to avoid a lockdown due to a number community transmission being detected overnight.
People in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Logan City, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast must continue to wear masks whenever they leave home.
There are five new cases with two in hotel quarantine from overseas but the three locally acquired cases are the concern of the Premier.
One of the people who has tested positive is a 12-year-old who had completed quarantine in Sydney and flew into Brisbane. The close contact of the 12-year-old was their parent who has also tested positive.
The other case is a female fully vaccinated international airport worker who has tested positive.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said I’m sorry to say that because of those new cases and the fact that we need to get our contact traces on top of those cases we are going to ask those 11 local government areas, for all residents living in those areas to continue wearing masks for another week.
“That is to avoid a lockdown and make sure we get on top of those cases, and we want to make sure we keep everybody safe.
“Another week of wearing masks is the right thing to do.
“We’ve had extensive meetings this morning with Dr Young and I’m very comfortable to advise the people in great Brisbane area about that.”
Gatherings in private residences remain limited to 30 people, and businesses and venues are limited to one person per four square metres indoors and one person per two square metres outdoors.
Visitor restrictions will remain in place for hospitals, aged care and disability centres.