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World Virus Hotspot in Australia Faces Isolation From Rest of Country

09:20  30 june  2020
09:20  30 june  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Australia has been one of the stand-out performers globally in limiting the spread of the virus , but the flare-up in Victoria is raising concerns Plans to open a travel “bubble” with neighboring New Zealand have already taken a knock as both countries grapple with incidents around virus management.

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a man sitting in a car: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: ADF (Australian Defence Force) personnel assist with a COVID-19 testing at Melbourne Showgrounds on June 29, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria has recorded 75 new coronavirus cases overnight, the state's fourth-highest single day rise since the start of the pandemic, while increased testing in Melbourne suburbs that have been identified as community transmission hotspots for coronavirus continues. Restrictions in Victoria have been tightened in response to the spike in new cases across the state with premier Daniel Andrews extending the current state of emergency for at least four weeks to allow police the power to enforce social distancing rules. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images) © Photographer: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images AsiaPac MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: ADF (Australian Defence Force) personnel assist with a COVID-19 testing at Melbourne Showgrounds on June 29, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria has recorded 75 new coronavirus cases overnight, the state's fourth-highest single day rise since the start of the pandemic, while increased testing in Melbourne suburbs that have been identified as community transmission hotspots for coronavirus continues. Restrictions in Victoria have been tightened in response to the spike in new cases across the state with premier Daniel Andrews extending the current state of emergency for at least four weeks to allow police the power to enforce social distancing rules. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, faces isolation from much of the country due to a spike in coronavirus cases that’s jeopardizing the economic recovery.

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Australian virus hotspot considers suburban lockdowns. Victoria reported 49 new cases of Covid-19 Sunday, the The Australian state of Victoria will enforce mandatory coronavirus testing for returning travelers and could put some suburbs back into lockdown as it battles a worsening spike in new cases.

Queensland state on Tuesday announced it will reopen its borders to the rest of the nation from July 10 but restrict entrance to people from Victoria. South Australia said it will remain indefinitely shut to its neighbor but may allow other visitors from July 20.

The delay in reopening borders will concern Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has announced a three-step plan to remove most social-distancing and lockdown restrictions by the end of July in a bid to bolster the crippled economy.

While Australia has been one of the stand-out performers globally in limiting the spread of the virus to less than 8,000, the flare-up -- mainly amid Melbourne’s poorer and more multicultural suburbs -- shows just how it will be hard to eradicate without a vaccine.

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The resurgence in Victoria is in stark contrast to the nation’s other seven states and territories, some of which have gone for weeks without recording community transmissions.

It recorded 64 new cases on Tuesday from the day before -- at least the 14th consecutive day of double-digit increases, though down from Monday’s total of 75.

“We just can’t risk removing border restrictions for people coming from areas of Victoria right now,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

From July 10, all visitors to her state must sign a declaration at the border stating they have not been to Victoria for 14 days. Anyone who has will be prevented from entering unless they complete 14 days of hotel quarantine at their own expense.

South Australia is still considering opening to New South Wales, the most populous state and home to Sydney, and the Australian Capital Territory, on July 20.

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“This decision will be difficult for those with loved ones in Victoria but we can’t risk South Australia going backward,” South Australia Premier Steven Marshall said.

Western Australia has delayed its announcement to reopen and remains shut to all interstate visitors, while Tasmania has penciled in July 24 but may reverse that depending on the situation in Victoria.

Of Victoria’s 321 active cases, 281 have been acquired through unknown transmission. To combat the surge, the Victorian government is blitzing 10 Melbourne suburbs with a team of 800 testers in a fleet of vans. Residents of these suburbs will receive free testing, with or without symptoms.

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The Herald Sun newspaper reported on Tuesday that the state government was considering a four-week lockdown of localized suburbs.

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A six-week lockdown across metropolitan Melbourne is likely to affect sales and profits for some of Australia’s biggest firms as the nation battles a growing coronavirus outbreak in Victoria state, according to analysts. © Bloomberg A 'Close' sign hangs next to a customer information notice at a cafe in the Brunswick suburb of Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020. Victoria, Australia's second-most populous state, faces isolation from much of the country due to a spike in coronavirus cases that's jeopardizing the economic recovery.

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