Published On: Fri, Jul 30th, 2021
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Southeast Queensland Residents Forced Into ‘Strictest’ 3 Day Snap Lockdownon July 31, 2021 at 2:47 am

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Millions of Queensland residents in 11 local government areas (LGA) have been forced into a snap three-day lockdown after six new locally acquired cases of the CCP virus were confirmed in the Australian state. “We must go hard and go fast,” QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a statement on Saturday. “I know this will impact on many families but there is no alternative.” The snap lockdown begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, and encompasses Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, and Scenic Rim. The lockdown is due to end at 4 p.m. next Tuesday. “This will be the strictest lockdown that we have had,” QLD Deputy Premier Steven Miles told reporters on Saturday morning. The premier’s statement said that the strong measures announced on Saturday go further than previous lockdowns because the Delta strain was “more dangerous.” Residents in the affected lockdown areas …

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