Gladstone employees who visited the COVID hotspots in Brisbane during the Christmas / New Year period were quarantined on Friday.
The observer spoke to a Gladstone employee on Friday who said he was quarantined until January 4th after visiting Brisbane and Caboolture over the Christmas period.
Another staff member The Observer spoke to said she was self-isolating at home after she was between December 23rd and January 4th visited the Moreton and Brisbane area.
Many of Harbor City’s workplaces were hit by developments on Friday when it emerged that Greater Brisbane would be locked down for three days as authorities scramble to contain the spread of the UK mutant strain of COVID-19 after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive.
Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that Greater Brisbane, which includes the parishes of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands, will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Monday. </ Residents must stay home except for four main reasons – to be close to them for important work, health care, shopping, and exercise.
Anyone who has been to the Greater Brisbane area since January 2 and has now moved to other parts of the state or country must also be quarantined for the next three days.
« If you’ve been in the greater Brisbane area since January 2nd, you should be out for three days from Friday, January 8th Self-isolate in your home from January 6th to 6pm Monday, January 11, « he said.
– Working or volunteering or studying when it is not reasonably practical to work or study remotely
« You must wear a mask if you leave home for any of the reasons above », said Mr Butcher.
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