Brisbane | About 10 million Australians have been instructed to monitor the presence of the giant island in several cities on the continent, which is currently struggling again with pollution.
After Sydney (southeast), Darwin (north) and Perth (west), many parts of Brisbane (east) and the state of Queensland will have to stay home from Tuesday evening, with an early three-day period.
Australia, which has responded to the epidemic, has been battling an outbreak of lawsuits for weeks as the country faces a particularly contagious delta due to deficiencies in segregation methods for foreign travelers.
“These are difficult decisions,” Queensland’s Prime Minister Annastasia Pallas was quoted as saying. “There are locks in big cities because the virus comes with people coming from abroad.”
Apart from Brisbane, many parts of the Queensland coast, especially the small town of Downsville (north), have been affected by the imprisonment. At the beginning of the latest cases, when one of the hospital staff who had not been vaccinated and traveled ten days in Queensland was infected.
On Tuesday morning, Perth residents were banned from leaving their homes at the start of a four-day lockout.
Only three positive cases have been detected recently in the big western city, but if it explodes it has long been a very cautious approach.
“We know the dangers of COVID-19, we know from the world’s view that the delta variant is a new creature, and this should not be given a chance,” Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan told a news conference on Tuesday night.
These locks occur during school holidays and with regard to tourism, many cancellations suggest that unaffected states should not allow their citizens to go to places where lawsuits have been reported.
New Zealand has announced that it will only partially reopen its bubble for travel with Australia from July 5, with cases not identified in the states.
Although the epidemic has been well dealt with before, Australia will have to deal with cases of delta variation that have emerged in India.
Minister without mask
The Conservative government has been criticized for slowing down the vaccination campaign and failing to improve its isolated methods.
Under pressure, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that vaccination would be mandatory for staff in institutions dealing with the elderly and in isolated centers.
Another embarrassing mistake was that his new deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, was fined $ 200 (126 euros) after being found without a mask while paying for his petrol on Monday morning.
The government has also been criticized for not disclosing the number of Australians who have been fully vaccinated.
Approximately 7.4 million levels have been managed. But some media report that less than 5% of the 25 million Australians have received their two injections.
Sydney has the largest current epidemic, with more than 150 people affected since a driver tested positive for flight attendants in mid-June. The country’s largest city entered a two-week lockout on Sunday.
Since the outbreak, only 30,000 cases have been reported in Australia, including 910 deaths.