The state of Victoria, which has been hit by the Australian virus, has reported the highest number of deaths and an increase in fears that the closure of the six-week state capital, Melbourne, is not working.
On Thursday, the state confirmed 13 new deaths and 723 new cases – 36 percent. More than Monday.
It is now feared that the six-week Melbourne closure, which began on July 7, will need to be extended.
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Victorian officials have renewed calls for people with symptoms to be tested quickly.
Last week, the Victorian government said sick people who did not follow isolation rules, or did not test in time, encouraged further spread despite closure measures.
“If you have symptoms, the only thing you can do is a test,” Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said.
“You just can’t go to work. Because all you do is spread the virus.”
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The case of Victoria is growing every day
Under Melbourne’s second home stay regime, people cannot leave their homes except for exercise, grocery stores, work and care.
Melbourne has also become the first city in Australia to wear masks in public, and this provision will apply to all of Victoria from Monday.
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Prime Minister Andrews said the latest cases reflected the seizure of the virus in a city nursing home – one in six cases involving residents and workers.
The elderly have died mostly in the past two weeks.
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Due to the successful suppression of the virus in the first months of the pandemic, the number in Australia is much lower than in many other countries – about 16,000 cases and 189 deaths.
However, in June. The outbreak in Melbourne has now caused more than 7,000 cases this month alone, accounting for about 95% of the country’s total in the second wave.
Last month, when community transfer was low and it was nowhere else, every other state closed its borders to Victoria.
However, the virus spread in Sydney during visits by Melbourne residents.
Authorities are now fighting clusters around restaurants and cafes and warning that the city is on the “edge of a knife”.
Queensland joined Northern Territory and Western Australia on Wednesday and banned everyone from Sydney due to renewed risks.
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