A cluster of five new infections in Brisbane may require a lockdown in Queensland, the Australian state’s leader said. The enforcement of lockdowns in other parts of the country has already caused a lot of debate.

There were eight cases of Covid-19 detected in Queensland on Saturday, including five local transmissions, provincial health authorities have reported. The latter are all members of the same family in Queensland capital Brisbane, which was “really good news,” according to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“In the next 24 to 48 hours we’ll be closely monitoring the situation and if we start seeing any seeding, then we may have to take very quick, fast action,” she said.





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