Logan not in lockdown: Councillor calls for COVID calm

Logan not in lockdown: Councillor calls for COVID calm

A Logan councillor is urging people not to panic over directions which apply to aged care homes in the district.

Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young invoked emergency powers to cut visits to aged care homes in the Metro South and West Moreton regions in the wake of the public health emergency after three women returned to Queensland after visiting Melbourne and Sydney.

Division 9 councillor Scott Bannan said people had mistaken the information from authorities.

"We're not in lockdown. Don't go into panic mode," Cr Bannan said.

"If people start thinking we're in lock down, its only going to hurt business and the community further."

In the last 24 hours, three new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed.

Queensland Health is urging people to continue social distancing, washing their hands often and staying home if they are sick.

If people have any symptoms, no matter how mild, they should get tested.

Cases are continuing to emerge, including a man whose relative visited a Sunnybank Korean restaurant on the same day as one of the COVID-19 positive women who had travelled interstate.