Parts of Queensland will enter a three-day lockdown from 6pm today in a bid to stamp out the spread of COVID-19, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced.
The areas under lockdown include South East Queensland, Townsville city, Palm Island and Magnetic Island.
The news comes after Queensland reported two new locally acquired coronavirus cases, and two in hotel quarantine.
One of the positive cases is a miner from Ipswich, a close contact of one of the 170 FIFO workers from the NT.
The other case affects regional Queensland south-east Queensland.
“There is a young woman, a 19-year-old casual clerical worker from the Prince Charles Hospital,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
She visited multiple sites while infectious.
The young woman was not vaccinated despite the health directives, the premier said.
“Let me say, I am absolutely furious about this. We need to make sure that we are getting our population vaccinated, right across the state.”