Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced earlier that Queensland has recorded zero new cases overnight.
There are currently 20 active cases in the state, while 19,000 tests were undertaken in the last 24 hours following the positive result to UK’s highly contagious strain which came from a woman who worked as a cleaner at Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor quarantine hotel.
Of the woman’s 147 close contacts, 112 have tested negative with the rest of the tests pending.
The Premier praised 2.38 million people living in Brisbane for the “great response” in complying with the lockdown rules and welcomed the “good news” of no further community transmission.
More than the Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redland and Logan council areas are in lockdown until 6pm Monday as a result.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared Brisbane a coronavirus hotspot, even though the area has not met the existing national cabinet definition due to the high contractibility of the UK coronavirus strain. Western Australia has shut its borders to Queensland as Victoria has introduces a quarantine requirement.
New South Wales requires anyone related to the Brisbane lockdown to self-isolate if now in NSW.
The state, however, recorded one new locally acquired case of coronavirus yesterday, Saturday, which was linked to the Berala cluster.
As case numbers drop, Sydney’s Northern Beaches are coming out of lockdown today, but will still be subject to the restrictions applying for the rest of Sydney.
Finally, Victoria recorded no new local cases for the fourth consecutive day.