The lockdown covers Australia’s three most populous states: Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales, with a tragic balance of 319 SARS-CoV-2 cases per day since the start of the pandemic.
“We’re seeing some people not sticking to the rules,” explains Brad Hazzard, Health Minister for New South Wales, the country’s largest state. – Stay home and get vaccinated – he adds.
The state of Victoria recorded the highest daily increase in cases, as today, Saturday, it recorded 29 cases, and the state is still in a sixth state of closure since the beginning of the epidemic. Victoria’s Premier, Dan Andrews, has urged residents to follow health regulations and only leave their homes when necessary. The exemption includes going to work, shopping, vaccinating, and exercising outdoors for two hours.
Queensland, with 13 cases recorded on Saturday, plans to lift restrictions on Sunday, but only in some parts of the state if the situation does not worsen.
In Australia, a total of 36,000 have been registered since the start of the pandemic. COVID-19 cases and 937 deaths. Despite the pandemic’s modest severity, the country is struggling with low levels of vaccination. 20% are now fully vaccinated. Australian residents over 16 years of age.
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