Brisbane residents are all but certain they’ll remain in lockdown over the Easter long weekend after a quiet amendment to the Queensland Health Department website overnight.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is expected to address the media at 9am on Thursday morning to confirm whether or not the state’s lockdown – currently set to finish at 5pm today – will be extended.
However, some residents think they’ve already found the answer in a slight change of wording on the Queensland Health website.
“Testing and respiratory clinics will not require a GP referral for the duration of the greater Brisbane lockdown- 5pm AEST Monday 29 March to 11:59pm AEST Tuesday 6 April,” the website reads, despite previously stating that the lockdown would come to an end on Thursday at 5pm.
Obviously, it’s worth noting that nothing has officially been announced just yet, so don’t go panic-buying Easter eggs this morning.
The change comes after Palaszczuk hinted yesterday that the state was on track to end the lockdown on-time if we continued to not see community transmission.
“Fingers crossed all will be looking good for Easter,” Ms Palaszczuk said yesterday.
“If we see very good testing rates across Queensland and we don’t see any unlinked community transmission, the signs for Easter are looking positive.”
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is expected to make a formal announcement at 9am AEST. We’ll be sure to update you with more information as it becomes available.