A ‘laborious’ lockdown for at the least three days imposed by the Queensland authorities ranging from Friday night has solid additional doubts over the India vs Australia fourth Check scheduled to happen in Brisbane, reported information company Related Press. The restrictions start at 6 p.m. on Friday and finish at 6 p.m. Monday. The lockdown was imposed on account of a brand new case in Brisbane.
Each the Indian and Australian squads are slated to journey to Brisbane on Tuesday, a day after the stay-at-home restrictions are at the moment 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 optimistic for the extremely contagious U.Okay. variant of COVID-19, prompting the state authorities to take drastic motion.
“We’re going to go laborious and we’re going to go early to do all the pieces we are able to to cease the unfold,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated Friday.
“That is extremely severe. We’re declaring that Higher Brisbane space a hotspot and I’m additionally asking my colleagues from different jurisdictions to additionally declare Higher Brisbane a hotspot till we get by way of this collectively,” Palaszczuk stated.
When requested in regards to the Brisbane check match which is slated to start from January 15, the premier replied: “Nonetheless speaking . . . nonetheless optimistic talks at this stage.”
There have been varied reviews within the Australian media in regards to the Indian group administration expressing its unwillingness to journey to Brisbane to play the fourth Check if the stricter quarantine guidelines are imposed on them. India stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, initially of the play did point out that the Indian gamers are by no means ‘aggravated’ however the bio-bubble guidelines however it does get tough.
Either side are at the moment enjoying the third Check match in Sydney with the sequence locked 1-1.
(With AP inputs)