Flights to and from Brisbane are in question ever since the local government has started talking about a new lockdown. A few days ago, a mutated and more infectious British strain of the coronavirus has appeared in Greater Brisbane, and ever since then, the local government started considering implementing harsher measures.
First, the government imposed a new lockdown on Greater Brisbane, and then masks were made mandatory in the region. Although no changes were made to flights to and from Brisbane from other major cities, airlines have started reviewing existing flight schedules that involve Sunshine State Capital.
The Queensland government and the state’s health department have imposed a three-day lockdown on Brisbane after a cleaner at the Brisbane Grand Chancellor turned out to be infected by Covid-19.
Health officials confirmed that the patient was infected by the mutated strain from the UK. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that lockdown won’t be easy, but it must be established:
“It is going to be tough on everyone for these three days. What we are seeing in the UK at the moment and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain. There are no second chances with this pandemic.
Three days is better than 30.”
It remains to be seen how local airlines will react to this new information.