US News Covid-19 in Australia: The army watches up to the compliance with confinement at Sydney

13:20  02 august  2021
13:20  02 august  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young urged everyone to immediately get tested if they have Covid - 19 symptoms, in order to avoid the lockdown being extended beyond August 8. Australian regions have been tightening quarantine rules in recent weeks as authorities are struggling to Uniformed soldiers began patrolling the streets of Sydney in New South Wales (NSW) on Monday to help police enforce lockdown rules. Officials previously said that 300 soldiers would undergo training for patrol duty in Australia ’s largest city. More bus routes were added to Sydney ’s hotspot list after 207

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Une rue de Sydney fermée au public en plein confinement pour lutter contre la propagation du variant Delta du Covid-19, le 31 juillet 2021. © AFP - David Gray A street from Sydney closed to the public in confinement to combat the spread of Variant Delta of Covid-19, 31 July 2021.

Three hundred military has been deployed to Sydney since Monday, August 2nd in eight popular neighborhoods that concentrate the majority of cases of Variant Delta appeared in the largest city in Australia in mid-June. This decision, which consists in using the army to control the population, arouses controversy. Report in Merrylands and Auburn, in the western suburbs of Sydney.

with our correspondent in Sydney, Grégory Poles

The streets are almost empty this Monday morning in the center of Auburn. The only crowd is under the tent where PCR tests are practiced.

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Video: COVID-19 in Australia: 300 military to ensure compliance with confinement in Sydney (France 24)

In this popular suburb of Sydney, the army has been witnessing the police for this morning to do Respect the confinement. The idea does not please Richard at all, a resident: "The army has a very precise role. And it does not consist in supervising and regulating citizens.

Steve Christou, the Mayor of Cumberland, where the suburbs of Auburn is located, is also scandalized. He fears that the presence of soldiers can traumatize some of his administered. "60% of Cumberland residents are born abroad. And for the most part, it is refugees who fled the war. They did not all have a very pleasant experience with the army.

Discrete Military

But some in the neighborhood think on the contrary that this help is welcome and everything must be done to stop the progression of the coronavirus. Sagar, for example, wants to see a way out more quickly from the confinement. "It's a good thing," he believes, because there are too many cases of Covid and in addition, we are talking about the delta variant. I believe that the government is doing its best and if we apply very hard measures now, we can quickly remove restrictions and confinement.

Finally, the noise of the boots is rather discreet. These 300 soldiers, who also distribute meals to the indigents, operate on a large territory like the Seine-et-Marne.

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