Townsville Heading into Snap 3-Day Lockdown With Parts of QLD

Lockdown for South-East and North QLD

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Townsville and parts of Queensland will enter a 3-day lockdown from 6 pm on Tuesday night after further cases of community transmission were identified overnight.

Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed that a number of areas across the South-East and Northern Queensland will be under lockdown orders, with Townsville an issue of concern after one positive case travelled to Townsville and Magnetic Island.

“From 6pm tonight until 6pm on Friday, South East Queensland, Townsville City, Palm Island, Magnetic Island will go into lockdown. What we want to do is give our contact tracers time to get on top of this, this is absolutely essential. We want to make sure we stop the virus in its tracks.”

For the South East that will include the 11 local government areas currently under the mask mandate, Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, and Gold Coast.

Residents of these areas can leave their homes for four main reasons

  • To buy essentials such as groceries and medications
  • Work or study if you can’t do it from home
  • Exercise in your local area
  • Healthcare or to provide care or support

Cafes, pubs, and restaurants will remain open, but for takeaway or home delivery only, up to two visitors are allowed in homes each day, and masks are mandatory.


A total of three cases have been recorded overnight, with health officials are yet to determine what strain of the virus she has tested positive for. Two members of her family and a close friend have since come down with illness they're all being tested.

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29 June 2021

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