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World Virus curfew imposed on Australia's second-biggest city

15:51  02 august  2020
15:51  02 august  2020 Source:   msn.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.

Five million people in Australia ' s second - biggest city began a new lockdown, returning to tough restrictions just weeks MELBOURNE — Australia on Sunday introduced sweeping new measures to control a growing coronavirus outbreak in its second - biggest city , including an overnight curfew and

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Australia imposed an overnight curfew on its second-biggest city Sunday and banned people from moving more than five kilometres from home in a bid to control a growing coronavirus outbreak that is infecting hundreds daily.

a group of people on a sidewalk: Australian authorities have slapped an overnight curfew on Melbourne and barred residents from moving more than five kilometres from home © William WEST Australian authorities have slapped an overnight curfew on Melbourne and barred residents from moving more than five kilometres from home a group of people walking down the street: A group of police and soldiers patrol the Docklands area of Melbourne after the announcement of new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus © William WEST A group of police and soldiers patrol the Docklands area of Melbourne after the announcement of new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Declaring a "state of disaster", Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said Melbourne would move to Stage 4 restrictions until September 13 given "unacceptably high" levels of community transmission.

Australia's second-biggest city has implemented a curfew and banned people from going more than 3 miles of their home after a spike in coronavirus infections

  Australia's second-biggest city has implemented a curfew and banned people from going more than 3 miles of their home after a spike in coronavirus infections A new spike in coronavirus cases has prompted Melbourne, Australia to go into a stage-four lockdown. Restrictions include an overnight curfew and banning residents from travelling more than 3 miles (5 km) from their home. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The curfew in Melbourne — the capital of the southeastern state of Victoria — will come into effect as of Sunday evening and will last for at least six weeks, the state premier Daniel Andrews announced Sunday morning.

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Daniel Andrews wearing a suit and tie: Victoria's state premier Daniel Andrews said © William WEST Victoria's state premier Daniel Andrews said "the time for leniency, the time for warnings and cautions is over"

The harshest rules in Australia to date will see city residents face a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am for the next six weeks. Only those carrying out essential work, or seeking or providing care, will be allowed out.

"The time for leniency, the time for warnings and cautions is over," Andrews said.

"If you are not at home and you should be, if you have the virus and are just going about your business, you will be dealt with harshly. Lives are at stake."

Melbourne residents will be limited to an hour of exercise a day, no further than five kilometres (about three miles) from home starting Sunday night.

Only one person per household will be able to shop for essential items each day, also within the same strict radius.

Australia imposes strict new virus measures in Victoria as early successes unravel

  Australia imposes strict new virus measures in Victoria as early successes unravel About 5 million people in Australia's second-most populous city Melbourne are contending with some of the harshest restrictions ever imposed on the city, after authorities declared a "state of disaster" on Sunday.Police patrolled deserted streets Sunday night, enforcing an overnight curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. as part of stage four lockdown measures imposed to battle a widening coronavirus outbreak.

It is the first such spike in Australia since the virus was believed to have been suppressed countrywide in April, and is a brutal reminder that risks remain even as life returns to normal. After the south-eastern city detected 191 new cases in 24 hours, Andrews said there were now too many to trace properly

Australia ’ s first lockdown that lasted roughly from March to May was one of the most successful in the world, bringing down cases to just a handful a day nationwide. But security failures at quarantine hotels for returning travelers and poor communication of critical information to migrant communities allowed

Most school and university students in Melbourne will go back to online learning from midnight Wednesday, just weeks after returning to their classrooms, while weddings will also be banned.

The sweeping new measures follow a city-wide lockdown that began in early July but has failed to curb the spread of the virus, with Andrews blaming the continuing rise in cases on people flouting stay-at-home orders.

- 'Months, and months and months' -

"These are the decisions made because anything short of this will not keep us safe," Andrews said, adding anything less "will see it drag on for months and months and months".

Additional restrictions affecting workplaces would be announced Monday, Andrews added, suggesting that non-essential businesses will face closures.

Victoria accounts for the vast majority of active coronavirus cases in Australia, recording 671 new cases and seven deaths from the virus Sunday.

Australia Braces for Economic Hit as Melbourne Put Under Curfew

  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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Health authorities have linked the resurgence to security bungles at hotels used to quarantine international travellers that allowed the virus to leak back into the community.

The state's chief health officer, Brett Sutton, said an estimated 20,000 cases were averted during Stage 3 restrictions, but flattening the curve to hundreds of new cases a day was "intolerable".

"We need to see those numbers through the eyes of our healthcare workers and the kind of awful fear that they have about what it means for people presenting to hospital," he said.

The virus has spread rapidly among vulnerable residents in aged-care centres, where government disaster relief teams have been deployed to replace infected staff.

Outside Melbourne, the rest of Victoria will move to a Stage 3 lockdown from midnight Wednesday with people allowed to leave home only for essential work, study, care and needed supplies.

Elsewhere in Australia, other states and territories have for weeks reported few or no new cases while relaxing restrictions.

They have, however, banned visitors from Victoria and Sydney -- another virus hotspot.

Corona measures in Belgium significantly tightened

 Corona measures in Belgium significantly tightened © JOHANNA GERON In Belgium, the restrictions on public life have been tightened again due to a sharp increase in new infections with the corona virus. A night curfew was imposed in Antwerp. In Belgium, restrictions on public life have been tightened due to a sharp rise in new infections with the corona virus. As of Wednesday, people in the country may only meet a maximum of five people at a time with whom they do not live together, as Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès announced on Monday.

Australia will effectively seal off the state of Victoria from the rest of the country, authorities said on July 6, announcing unprecedented measures to tackle a After the south-eastern city detected 191 new cases in 24 hours, Andrews said there were now too many incidents of the virus to trace and track.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Australia is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV- 2 ).

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said people were now being "strongly encouraged" to wear masks, particularly on public transport, in shops and at places of worship as the state attempts to avoid the fate of neighbouring Victoria.

"We are holding the line and doing OK but I cannot stress enough that the next few weeks will make or break us, in terms of the way we get through this pandemic," she told reporters in Sydney.

Berejiklian added that unlike in Victoria, masks were not compulsory but would instead act as a "fourth line of defence" after testing, social distancing and hand-washing.

Australia's total reported infections reached almost 18,000 on Sunday, with 208 deaths in a population of 25 million.

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Australia’s Victoria Reports Daily Record 532 New Virus Cases .
Australia’s Victoria state recorded 532 new Covid-19 cases Monday as authorities struggle to bring a second wave of infections under control. The daily tally announced Monday follows the 459 new cases reported the previous day in Victoria, and is a new national record. There were six additional fatalities, State Premier Daniel Andrews said at a press conference. © Bloomberg Wearing Face Coverings Becomes Mandatory in Melbourne Pedestrians wearing protective masks cross an intersection in Melbourne, July 23.

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