Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles said millions of people in Brisbane and several other areas would be placed under a three-day stay-at-home order from Saturday afternoon. “The only way to beat the Delta variant is to act immediately, be fast and strong,” said Miles in a statement.
Australia. Lockdown in parts of Queensland
During the lockdown, residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for good reasons.
On Saturday in Brisbane, six new cases of infection with the Coronavirus Delta variant were confirmed among people associated with one student who was previously diagnosed with the infection. Students and teachers from two schools were placed under quarantine. It is still unclear who the original source of the infection was, although genetic testing has identified the infections found with travelers returning from overseas staying in hotel quarantine.
In Sydney, the restrictions are already in place at the beginning of the week
In Australia’s largest city, Sydney, has been in lockdown since June 26, which is expected to last until at least August 27. About 1,000 police officers have been deployed to the capital city of New South Wales to prevent protests against the restrictions imposed.
New South Wales state officials on Saturday reported 210 new cases of coronavirus infection.
Since the start of the pandemic, 34,000 have been detected in Australia. cases of infection, and 924 people with Covid-19 died. About 18 percent were fully vaccinated. residents over 16 years of age.
On Friday, the country’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, said the government would reopen borders and lift restrictions when 80 percent of the vaccine is adopted. adult residents of Australia. (PAP)
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