Queensland has reported four new cases of COVID-19 but all are from international arrivals secure in hotel quarantine.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the state conducted 7514 tests in the last 24 hours.

He said the news, which comes after no local cases were also reported yesterday, showed the three-day lockdown in Greater Brisbane before Easter had done its job.

“That means there is no further community transmission which is fantastic news and it underlines how it is better to have to lockdown for three days than for three months,” Mr Miles said.

Mr Miles said the state’s tourism sector had enjoyed a “bumper” Easter trade.

Around 75,000 people flew into Cairns, largely from the south-east, Sydney and Melbourne.

Mr Miles said those numbers compared to “90 per cent of the 2019 Easter arrivals”.

Of the four new cases in hotel quarantine, one had been in PNG, two in Lebanon and one in India, Mr Miles said.

Queensland’s Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Sonya Bennett said it may be “a period of time” before the state can be confident there is no community transmission circulating.

Dr Bennett said testing rates needed to remain high in the short term.

“I think we can be fairly confident in 14 days that if we have no more locally acquired cases that the outbreak is reasonably under control,” she said.

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