Queensland, Australia has recorded two new local cases of COVID-19 and has mandated a face mask for two weeks amid concerns about the Delta strain becoming out of control.
Queensland Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek said one new case was attributed to the alpha strain and was associated with a cluster involving the Portuguese Family Center in Brisbane.
The other is the case of the Delta stock, which is a close contact of miners in the sunshine coast town of Bli Bli after arriving from a mine in the Northern Territory.
Palaszczuk said the state was “on the brink of blockade” and began mandating indoor and outdoor masks in 11 municipal areas in the southeast.
Residents of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Rocky Valley and Scenic Rim are required to wear a mask unless they exercise or eat for 14 days from 1am on Tuesday.
“We are (on the verge of blockade), but we are very closely watching over the next 24 to 48 hours,” she told reporters.
Janet Young of the Chief Health Office urged people not to wait until the full Maskman date came on Tuesday.
She said that those who leave these 11 municipalities need to continue to wear masks.
“That is, there are great risks to the state as a whole, but we are confident in all the strategies we are implementing, the elements that alleviate the problem, and everything we have learned in the last 18 months. I manage this, “she said.
“So everyone is really good at wearing masks, so please put them back on.”
Other restrictions have also been tightened, allowing up to 30 people, including children, to visit the home.
Weddings and funerals are limited to 100 people, the former can only dance 20 people.
The venue is for one person per 4 square meters, and dance is strictly prohibited.
COVID-19 plan ticketed or fully booked venues can continue to operate at full capacity.
Ms. Paraschuk also warned that Queensland could close its border with New South Wales if further community transmissions were made.
“We don’t hesitate to take strong action once community outbreaks begin to spread in New South Wales, especially near the border,” she said.
Millions of people in New South Wales have endured the first day of the two-week blockade, ordering residents of Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, and Wollongong to stay home until at least July 9. It was.
The blockade occurred on Sunday after the number of COVID-19 cases in the port city increased from 12 to 110.
“A lot is happening,” Young said in Queensland, urging people with symptoms to be tested as soon as possible.
Queensland will also return to its previous venue density requirements and a cap of 100 guests in private homes during the two weeks of the current New South Wales limit.