January 8th – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, will carry out a three-day “lockdown” from the evening of the 8th local time.
The day before yesterday, a local mutant case of COVID-19 was found in the state.
The Queensland Health Department said on the 7th that the genetic sequencing of a local coronavirus case reported by the state on the same day showed that the case was infected with the mutant novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom.
According to local media, this is the first local case in Australia to be infected with a mutant virus.
The patient, a woman in her 20s, was cleaning at a quarantine hotel in Brisbane, Queensland, and was diagnosed on the 6th.
She is the first local infection in the state after more than 100 days, and the only local case reported nationwide on the 7th.
After the case was reported, Australia began an emergency epidemic prevention state.
From 6 p.m. local time on the 8th, residents of Brisbane will be banned from going out except for necessary business.
People who go out must wear masks. Up to 10 people (including master of ceremonies and witnesses) to attend the wedding, and up to 20 people at the funeral, etc.
Meanwhile, Western Australia said that people from Queensland cannot go to the state.
Other Australian states have also imposed mandatory quarantines for people from Queens.
On the other hand, Australian Prime Minister Morrison said on the 8th that passengers to Australia must show negative results for COVID-19 before boarding the plane.
In addition, Australia’s cabinet has approved all states and territories, began to test quarantine hotel staff and flight crews for the novel coronavirus on a daily basis, and made it mandatory for passengers on domestic flights to wear masks.