Australia: Melbourne need to get back to the Lockdown

not long Ago, Daniel Andrews, the Prime Minister of the Australian state of Victoria, yet pert remarks allowed to neighboring States. Finally, Victoria and its

Australia: Melbourne need to get back to the Lockdown

not long Ago, Daniel Andrews, the Prime Minister of the Australian state of Victoria, yet pert remarks allowed to neighboring States. Finally, Victoria and its capital Melbourne were until then relatively well by the pandemic. But now the Prime Minister from the labor Party stands as the one who endangers the success of Australia in the case of the Corona-fighting and the gradual normalization of the economy and travel: due to the fast-growing infection numbers in his area.

Till Fähnders

Political correspondent for Southeast Asia.

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gritting his Teeth, the head of the regional government had to announce on Tuesday that the metropolis of Melbourne must now again for six weeks in the Lockdown, while other areas in Australia loosen your measures. "I think each of us knows that we have no other choice than to take this very, very difficult steps," said Andrews. Previously, the Australian authorities had confirmed 191 new infections, which is one of the highest increases within a day since the beginning of the pandemic. "We know that we told us on the threshold of something very, very Bad if we don't take these measures today," Andrews. It was a part of the problem, that the people would do so, as if the pandemic was already over.

The increase is attributed, among other things, to negligence, to which it, possibly out of frustration over the lengthy restrictions. In particular, in some quarantine hotels for returnees from abroad, dozens of security forces have only themselves and their families plugged in. In the Hotels it is trips to the unauthorized Meeting, to the common car and even Sex between guards and quarantined passengers to be. The government has now ordered an official investigation of the conditions.

first six weeks of Lockdown in Victoria had at 13. May ended. In addition to other relaxations of the inhabitants were received since then up to five visitors. The return to the curfew, many of the five million inhabitants of Melbourne hits particularly hard. Now you are allowed to up to at least 19. August a visit to the house only to buy groceries, to doctors and nurses, for Sport and for commuting to and from work to leave. Cafes and Restaurants need to return to the Take-Away sale. Travel outside of the city area are prohibited. Most of the students do not return as planned in the coming week in the classroom.

The Central government sends soldiers to road-side checks on the outskirts of the metropolis to perform. Not every vehicle should be checked; however, by Monitoring the number of signs should be established, where the cars come. The measures will take effect this Wednesday, in force. On the weekend in two suburbs of Melbourne nine high-rise buildings for social housing by a high police detachment from the outside world closed off. In the residential blocks more than 3000 people live. Some complain about the conditions like in the prison, and defects in supply. On Monday, it was then closed the border between Victoria and the neighbouring state of New South Wales. Australia has so far registered almost 9000 Corona cases and 106 Deaths.

Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 11:19

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