Australia puts an end to quarantine in Melbourne, the city of the world with more confinement days

The authorities of the Australian State of Victoria announced this Sunday that they will put an end next Friday to the quarantine decreed in August on Melbourne

Australia puts an end to quarantine in Melbourne, the city of the world with more confinement days

The authorities of the Australian State of Victoria announced this Sunday that they will put an end next Friday to the quarantine decreed in August on Melbourne, the city of the world with more days under insulation order.

The head of the Regional Government, Daniel Andrews, indicated at a press conference that foresees the 70% of the population of more than 16 years vaccinated with the full guideline before 22, when at dawn they will relax much of the Measures implemented against the last region of the COVID-19.

Melbourne, with about 5 million inhabitants, the second most populated city in the oceanic country, will have passed until Friday that comes 262 days under confinement, by adding the six different periods in which emergency measures have been implemented.

As of the 22nd, it will end the nighttime touch in Melbourne and up to ten people will be able to meet indoors, in addition, the reopening of several businesses will be allowed, although the indoor and indoor capacity will continue to be partially limited.

The authorities, however, will maintain the prohibition of trips from Melbourne to other areas of the Victoria State, where the limitations will be minor with respect to the regional capital.

Andrews also pointed out that during the next week they will reach the 90% mark of the target population with at least one dose of the VACID-19 vaccine.

The Regional Governor affected that, although cases by the virus continue at a high point - this Sunday, Victoria registered 1,838 new cases and seven deceased - vaccination has proven that patients prevent them from being hospitalized.

The reopening of Melbourne coincides with the national plan that recently put an end to its relentless "zero-case strategy" by which rapid and localized confines were decreed by detecting a few infected.

Australia aims to begin the partial reopening of its international borders as of November 1, after staying closed since March 2020.

The oceanic country, where more than 65% of the adult population has received the double guideline of the vaccine and about 85% the first dose, accumulates more than 141,000 contagions and 1,515 deceased from the beginning of the pandemic.

Updated Date: 19 October 2021, 22:51

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