Brisbane lockdown enters first day as states slam borders shut

Greater Brisbane has woken to the first morning of what is hoped will be a ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown preventing further spread from a growing COVID-19 cluster.

The snap three-day measures including mask restrictions across the state are scheduled to be reviewed on Thursday ahead of the Easter break.

Residents face an anxious wait to find out if there are further cases of community transmission after the Brisbane cluster grew to seven on Monday.

Four new cases were reported, including a nurse in a COVID ward and her sister, and two colleagues of one of the original cases in the cluster.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is hopeful the lockdown of an area with about 2.5 million people will give contact tracers the opportunity to track down…

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