Greater Brisbane will go into a hard three-day lockdown after one local case of COVID was recorded on Thursday.
The area, which includes, Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands will go into lockdown from 6pm Friday to 6pm Monday.
Masks will also be mandating in Greater Brisbane if residents leave their homes.
The 2019 Estimated Resident Population for Greater Brisbane is 2,514,184, with a population density of 1.59 persons per hectare according to .ID.
Greater Brisbane now a ‘hotspot’
Greater Brisbane has also been declared a COVID hotspot, Palaszczuk said.
“I’m also asking my colleagues from other jurisdictions to also declare Greater Brisbane a hotspot until we get through this together,” she said.
Queensland recorded nine new cases of COVID on Friday. All were in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
The lockdown comes after a cleaner at a hotel quarantine worker became infected with the UK variant of COVID that is “70 per cent more infectious”.