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Queensland, Brisbane covid restrictions to ease from 6am Thursday

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Masks will no longer be mandatory, dancing will return, and visits will resume to aged care and disability homes, hospitals and prisons when weeks of tight restrictions in Queensland come to an end on Thursday.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the welcome announcement on Wednesday, more than two weeks after the state was plunged into a snap three-day lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 after two separate clusters emerged from the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

At least 19 cases have been linked to the two clusters, which spread after a doctor and nurse at the hospital became infected while treating a returned traveller.

Ms Palaszczuk thanked Queenslanders for their “mighty job”.

“It has not been easy … But by doing that we’ve…



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