Aged care facilities have been placed back into lockdown across Ipswich.
Aged care facilities have been placed back into lockdown across Ipswich.

Ipswich aged care facilities forced back into lockdown

AGED care facilities across Ipswich have again been placed into heavy lockdown.

The strict measures returned on Thursday in response to a Brisbane hotel worker who tested positive to a more contagious strain of COVID-19.

The woman, aged in her 20s, reportedly contracted the UK strain while working as a cleaner at a designated quarantine hotel.

READ MORE: Where you can get tested for COVID in Ipswich

READ MORE: Hospital ramps up COVID measures after southern cases

In response, West Moreton Health has since banned any visitation to aged care homes.

Visits to hospitals and disability facilities in the area are now also prohibited.

The latest diagnosis is the first locally acquired case for Queensland in 113 days.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Algester woman displayed symptoms on Wednesday.

She confirmed the woman underwent immediate testing.



Cafe stung by record bat colony wants long-term solution

Premium Content Cafe stung by record bat colony wants long-term solution

A family-owned business in the popular Queens Park has been significantly impacted...

Tyre spikes used on runaway crooks travelling at 160km/h

Premium Content Tyre spikes used on runaway crooks travelling at 160km/h

A search is under way for a group of offenders who fled from police along the...

‘Sick of it’: Construction waste dumped by busy road

Premium Content ‘Sick of it’: Construction waste dumped by busy road

Ipswich City Council is investigating the illegal dumping of a large amount of...