Expert brands Brisbane lockdown excessive after no positive cases found

There is a risk of 'crying wolf' warns Professor Peter Collignon
Professor Peter Collignon
Professor Peter Collignon.

One of Australia’s top infectious diseases experts says it was an over-reaction to put two million people in Greater Brisbane into a hard lockdown based on a single case of COVID-19.

The lockdown was lifted on Monday, but for the last three days people across the region were ordered to stay home except for essential work, shopping, medical care and exercise. Other states shut their borders.