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Authorities nervous as Brisbanites firm up Easter plans

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Queensland’s Chief Health Officer admits she’s nervous about the long weekend after greater Brisbane’s lockdown was lifted yesterday.

There are more than 80 active cases of COVID-19 in the state, with close to 70 in Queensland hospitals.

CHO Jeanette Young says “one tiny error” could easily lead to contamination of a health worker.

It comes after a doctor and two nurses from the Princess Alexandra Hospital tested positive.

They were linked to two separate clusters involving international arrivals, one who had flown in from Europe and a man who had recently returned from India.

It’s prompted Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to write to Prime Minister Scott Morrison asking for a reduction on International travellers to be extended until the end of the month.

All Queenslanders are being reminded mask wearing remains mandatory for the next 2 weeks.

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