A ‘hard’ lockdown for not less than three days imposed by the Queensland authorities ranging from Friday night has forged additional doubts over the India vs Australia fourth Test scheduled to happen in Brisbane, reported information company Associated Press. The restrictions start at 6 p.m. on Friday and finish at 6 p.m. Monday. The lockdown was imposed resulting from a brand new case in Brisbane.
Both the Indian and Australian squads are slated to journey to Brisbane on Tuesday, a day after the keep-at-dwelling restrictions are at present scheduled to finish however the native authorities indicated they received’t draw back from extending the lockdown if the to cease the unfold of the virus.
A cleaner at a quarantine resort in Brisbane has examined constructive for the extremely contagious U.Okay. variant of COVID-19, prompting the state authorities to take drastic motion.
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“We are going to go hard and we’re going to go early to do all the things we will to cease the unfold,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated Friday.
“This is extremely critical. We are declaring that Greater Brisbane space a hotspot and I’m additionally asking my colleagues from different jurisdictions to additionally declare Greater Brisbane a hotspot till we get by this collectively,” Palaszczuk stated.
When requested in regards to the Brisbane check match which is slated to start from January 15, the premier replied: “Still speaking . . . nonetheless constructive talks at this stage.”
There have been numerous studies in the Australian media in regards to the Indian staff administration expressing its unwillingness to journey to Brisbane to play the fourth Test if the stricter quarantine guidelines are imposed on them. India stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, at first of the play did point out that the Indian gamers are in no way ‘aggravated’ however the bio-bubble guidelines nevertheless it does get tough.
Both sides are at present taking part in the third Test match in Sydney with the collection locked 1-1.
(With AP inputs)