Queensland records no new coronavirus cases but Brisbane's brutal lockdown ...

Queensland records NO new coronavirus cases but Brisbane’s brutal lockdown continues after cleaner infected with mutant UK variant identified 147 close contacts

By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press

Published: 23:08 GMT, 9 January 2021 | Updated: 23:15 GMT, 9 January 2021


Queensland has recorded no new cases as the state remains on high alert for the highly contagious UK mutant strain.

Greater Brisbane residents are halfway through a three day lockdown after a cleaner at a quarantine hotel was initially diagnosed with virus strain.

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed on Sunday that 147 close contacts of the hotel cleaner have now been identified with 112 returning a negative result.

Health authorities remain on high alert after a second case of the UK strain was detected in a woman from Victoria who arrived in Brisbane on a Jetstar flight on January 5. 

The second infected case had been released from hotel quarantine in Melbourne after just 10 days despite arriving from the UK on Boxing Day.

She arrived in Brisbane on January 5 on Jetstar flight JQ570 at 11pm and then travelled to Maleny on the Sunshine Coast where her parents live.

Local residents are now on high alert and have been urged to get tested after the woman Woolworths,

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