“A real danger”: Sydney implements new COVID restrictions | Coronavirus pandemic news
As neighbouring New Zealand raises its alert level, the restrictions have covered approximately 5 million people after cases related to the Delta mutation.
People in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, were ordered not to leave the metropolitan area because the authorities scrambled to control some new cases of the Delta variant coronavirus-a development that prompted neighboring New Zealand to raise the alert level after possible exposure. Tourists.
New South Wales (NSW) Governor Gladys Berejiklian announced stricter restrictions on Wednesday-affecting approximately 5 million people living and working in the city.
“Obviously this is a constantly changing situation,” Berejiklian said at a press conference.
The new regulations take effect at 4 pm Sydney time (06:00 GMT) and will last for a week.
“In light of what happened, the New South Wales Government will take action today to limit the spread of this highly contagious variant of COVID.”
New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard described the situation as a “very real and real danger” in the city, as a cluster of cases was first detected in the suburb of Bondi Beach increased to 21 For example, 8 cases were confirmed on Wednesday morning.
Most of the newly confirmed cases can be traced back to an event, a mass gathering on Tuesday.
“This is a new and more dangerous version of the virus,” Hazzard said at a press conference.
Berejiklian said the new restrictions include limiting family visitors to five people, including children.
The regulations that have resumed wearing masks on Friday will be extended, requiring people to wear masks in all indoor environments and organized outdoor activities outside their homes. These measures also include capacity restrictions for public transportation and physical education classes, as well as not allowing singing in indoor venues, including places of worship.
The authorities also urge people to come forward for testing.
Berejiklian told reporters: “If we abide by the sanitation order today, we will have a good chance to contain the epidemic.”
New Zealand is on alert
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As of Wednesday, Australia has recorded more than 30,300 cases and 910 deaths.
The country is one of the most successful countries in the world in containing the pandemic, so it can reopen its border with New Zealand.
But new cases are being tested Travel bubble Between neighbors.
On Wednesday, New Zealand raised the pandemic alert level in Wellington to Level 2, which is one level worse than the lockdown.
Earlier, an Australian tourist who visited the capital during the weekend tested positive for the new crown virus when returning to Sydney.
New Zealand’s COVID Response Minister Chris Hipkins said: “These are preventive measures and they will continue to exist when we contact us to track and test all required measures.
Under the increased alert level, offices, schools, and businesses can still be open, but people must abide by social distancing rules.
Parties with more than 100 people are prohibited, including weddings and other parties.
New Zealand has a population of 5 million and a total of 2,720 cases and 26 deaths have been recorded. The country’s recovery rate is 98.2%.
In Australia itself, Queensland and Victoria have closed their borders to people from many parts of Sydney due to new cases.