July 25, 2021

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Locks are on the rise in Australia

In Australia, the four most populous cities in the country They have imposed A lock due to the increase in corona virus infections seen in recent days, especially due to the spread of delta variation. Cities subject to locks Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane and Perth: This is the first lock-in for four months in a row, with infections reduced and restrictions relaxed.

In the past week, there have been an average of 25 cases a day across the country, a very small number compared to 25 million people, but in recent months local authorities have decided to impose immediate restrictions to prevent the spread. Virus. Since the onset of the epidemic, Australia has recorded just over 30,000 cases and 910 deaths due to COVID-19-related causes and the spread of the virus has been controlled above all else, thanks to effective control measures such as locks. Very few cases were charged after the discovery.

Sydney, the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales, was the first city to impose a lockout in recent days. On Saturday, the state’s first minister, Gladys Perezglian, Announced The entire metropolitan area of ​​Sydney will be locked until at least July 9, and it was noted that these restrictions will also affect neighboring Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong. Locking rules People must leave home only to make essential purchases, go to work or school, exercise or seek medical treatment.

In Darwin, the capital of the northern region, a 48-hour lockdown was imposed on Sunday after four cases of infection were detected by the delta variant of the corona virus, according to local health officials. The three-day lockout will begin Tuesday evening in Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland, making it the third most populous city in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne with about 2 million people.

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On Tuesday, a four-day lockout began in Perth, the capital of Western Australia. The decision was made after three cases of infection were detected in the city, which was at a very low number, but it prompted authorities to take immediate action to prevent the spread of outbreaks.

Sydney, home to more than 5 million people (almost a quarter of the total Australian population), was locked up after an explosion was discovered in Pondy, a city overlooking the famous beach of the same name; The spread of the infection took some foreigners from the airport to the Pondicherry area with a driver. In total, the number of infections associated with pandemic eruption is 150 so far.

One factor that led to the decision to impose new locks immediately is the continuing vaccination campaign in the country: with less than 5% of the population fully vaccinated, Australia lags far behind all other developed countries. Delays in vaccinations depend heavily on the vaccine, mainly produced by Australia Astrogenica, which is partly imported from abroad and partly manufactured in the Melbourne plant.

The problem is that AstraZeneca has so far only been given to people over the age of 60, while younger people have been vaccinated with Pfizer-Bioentech, another that has been approved so far. However, stocks of Pfizer-Bioendech vaccine are low and cannot be manufactured in Australia and are imported. As a result, to expedite vaccinations on Monday evening, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would be able to give Astrogeneneka to people under the age of 60, but only after consulting their family doctor.

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