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Queensland records 13 new cases; lockdown extended to Sunday

Queensland has recorded 13 new, locally acquired cases of COVID-19, with Queensland’s lockdown extended to the end of the coming weekend.

The state recorded two cases in hotel quarantine. The new community cases are all linked to existing outbreaks.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the cases had risen sharply in the last day, meaning they were no longer comfortable with lifting the lockdown tomorrow afternoon as previously scheduled.

“It’s starting to become clear that the initial lockdown will be insufficient for the outbreak,” he said.

“So we’re advising south-east Queenslanders in the 11 LGAs that the lockdown will be extended until 4pm on Sunday. That will make it an 8-day lockdown.”