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World Coronavirus: a curfew imposed on Melbourne, Australia's second largest city

11:25  02 august  2020
11:25  02 august  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

Covid-19: curfew imposed on Melbourne in Australia

 Covid-19: curfew imposed on Melbourne in Australia © AFP / William WEST "The time is no longer for laxity, the time for warnings is over", declared Daniel Andrews, Prime Minister of 'State of Victoria. Australia announced on Sunday a curfew in Melbourne to fight the upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the country's second city. With these restrictions, residents will no longer have the right to go out more than five kilometers from their homes and for one hour a day to play sports.

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Melbourne (AFP). Australia on Sunday introduced sweeping new measures to control a growing coronavirus outbreak in its second -biggest city , including an overnight curfew and Australia ' s total reported infections reached almost 18,000 on Sunday, with 208 deaths in a population of 25 million.

Policiers et soldats en patrouille dans les rues de Melbourne (Australie), le 2 août 2020 © William WEST Police and soldiers on patrol in the streets of Melbourne (Australia), August 2, 2020

Australia announced a curfew on Sunday fire in Melbourne to fight the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the country's second city, whose inhabitants will no longer be allowed to leave more than five kilometers from their home.

Despite a lockdown introduced in early July, Melbourne continued to register hundreds of new cases daily. The local authorities have therefore decided to put in place a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for the next six weeks.

Un cycliste passe devant un groupe de policiers et soldats qui patrouillent à Melbourne (Australie), le 2 août 2020 © William WEST A cyclist walks past a group of police and soldiers patrolling Melbourne (Australia), August 2, 2020

Declaring a "state of disaster" on Sunday, Daniel Andrews, Prime Minister of the State of Victoria ( south-east), explained that the state capital was going through "phase 4" restrictions until September 13 because of "unacceptably high" contamination levels.

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Melbourne , Australia ' s second - largest city , is already under a reimposed six-week stay-home order, but it has been struggling to rein in COVID-19. "There's no question these are very difficult times in Victoria." Australia has fared far better than many other countries in keeping the coronavirus from

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. Melbourne under curfew , stage four lockdown. Under "shock and awe" state of disaster provisions, an 8pm - 5am curfew will be imposed by police and soldiers across Melbourne , starting tonight and continuing daily for at least six weeks.

Le Premier ministre de l'Etat de Victoria (Australie), Daniel Andrews, annonce de nouvelles mesures contre la pandémie, à Melbourne (Australie) le 2 août 2020 © William WEST The Prime Minister of the State of Victoria (Australia), Daniel Andrews, announces new measures against the pandemic, in Melbourne (Australia) on August 2, 2020

The inhabitants of Melbourne will not be allowed to go out for more than an hour of sporting activity during the day, and within a five-kilometer radius of their home.

Only one person per household will have the right to shop each day, also within a radius of five kilometers.

A few weeks after returning to class, most of the students from schools and universities will resume lessons online from midnight Wednesday, while nurseries and other childcare facilities will be closed from Thursday.

Weddings are canceled in the city until further notice. At the height of the first wave of the pandemic, marriages had been limited to five people in Australia.

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The city of Melbourne has been placed under curfew . Coronavirus is cited as the reason for holding Trump' s election nomination without press in attendance. As we reported earlier, the state of Victoria in Australia has gone deeper into lockdown, with new restrictions to be imposed on Sunday.

Australia ’ s Victoria state tightened restrictions and declared a state of disaster after its outbreak showed no signs of abating three weeks after capital Melbourne was Current lockdown measures failing to flatten infection curve. Police detain an anti-mask protester in Melbourne on July 31.

"We made these decisions because doing less than that will not protect us," said Andrews. "Doing less than that will make the problem go on for months and months."

"The time for laxity is over, the time for warnings is over," said Andrews. “If you are not home when you should be, if you have the virus and go about your normal life, steadfastness will apply. There are lives at stake.”

Additional restrictions on workplaces will be announced on Monday, he said, suggesting that non-essential activities could be halted.

The state of Victoria recorded 671 new cases of Covid-19 and seven deaths on Sunday.

Outside Melbourne, the rest of the state will move to phase 3 of containment from midnight Wednesday. Residents will only be able to leave their homes to work, go to school and buy basic necessities.

Other Australian states, easing restrictions, have reported no or very few new cases for weeks. But they closed their doors to the inhabitants of Victoria and Sydney (south-east), another point of contamination.

In total, nearly 18,000 cases of the new coronavirus and at least 208 deaths have been recorded in Australia, which has a population of around 25 million.

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Australia Braces for Economic Hit as Melbourne Put Under Curfew .
Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the economy faces another significant hit after Victoria extended a lockdown across the whole state and placed its capital Melbourne under a nighttime curfew. Frydenberg said Treasury was still working through the expected impact and a lot depended on further announcements expected this week on what industries and businesses would be allowed to stay open under the new restrictions. “This is a massive kick in the guts to Victorian businesses,” he told Sky News Monday.

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