By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Queensland health officials has confirmed a case of COVID-19 has the UK variant. This has prompted the government to limit incoming and outgoing movements from the Greater Brisbane Area.

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Greater Brisbane will go into lockdown for three days, while contact tracers work to ensure the UK variant of COVID-19 is not circulating in the community.

From 6pm Friday 8 January to 6pm Monday 11 January, people in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan will be required to stay at home except for essential reasons.

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Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said, “We’re taking a very cautious approach with this case, now that we know for sure this person has the UK variant of the virus,” she said.

“Evidence shows that this variant is 70 percent more infectious than other strains.

“This is why I’m taking this firm action swiftly, to protect our most vulnerable facilities.”

Dr Young said visitors will be restricted to aged care, hospitals, disability services and corrections facilities, and these restrictions are imposed immediately.