Officials had imposed the snap lockdown in Brisbane, home to more than 2 million people, on Tuesday (March 30) as they grappled to contain two fresh COVID-19 clusters that now comprise 18 cases, including the new local infection.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk thanked Queenslanders for their response, revealing there were more than 34,000 tests performed in the previous 24 hours - a new daily record.
"So in further good news, after discussions with Dr Young and Police Commissioner and Deputy Police Commissioner, the lockdown will be lifted from 12 noon today".
Despite the lifting of lockdown, the Queensland premeir said some restrictions will remain in the state, such as the carrying of a mask by Queenslanders leaving their homes until 15 April.
Masks will be mandatory in indoor spaces such as shopping centres, supermarkets, indoor works places and public transport.
"This is really important that we are doing this for the next two weeks because we are not out of the woods yet", the Premier stressed.
The Premier has warned that the virus threat facing Queensland is not over yet, despite the lockdown being lifted at noon.
Diners at restaurants and bars need to be seated and no dancing will be permitted, while home gatherings will be limited to 30. Venues must continue to adhere to the one per two square metre rule.
Events can proceed as planned if a COVID-safe plan is in place, but masks must be worn outside if social distancing is not possible.
However, some residents think they've already found the answer in a slight change of wording on the Queensland Health website.
"Easter is good to go", she told reporters, giving more than two million residents the green light to festivities and travel plans.
"I'm asking Queenslanders, all Queenslanders, for the next two weeks if we all do the right thing, we can get through this together".
"It's really annoying and kind of scary to see contact between people in a quarantine hotel", he said.
The change comes after Palaszczuk hinted yesterday that the state was on track to end the lockdown on-time if we continued to not see community transmission.