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World Australia’s Virus Hotspot State Sees New Record Case Total

07:26  05 august  2020
07:26  05 august  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Victoria has reported a record daily coronavirus case total as Australia ’ s second-most populous state enters its strictest lockdown since the pandemic began. The state had 725 new cases in the past 24 hours, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters in Melbourne on Tuesday.

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a group of people on a field: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: Police and Australian Defence Force patrols are seen in the Fitzroy Gardens on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images) © Photographer: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images AsiaPac MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: Police and Australian Defence Force patrols are seen in the Fitzroy Gardens on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

The state had 725 new cases in the past 24 hours, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters in Melbourne on Tuesday. Fifteen people died in that period.

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The state recorded 671 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths from the virus Sunday. They have, however, banned visitors from Victoria and Sydney -- another virus hotspot . Australia ' s total reported infections reached almost 18,000 on Sunday, with 208 deaths in a population of 25 million.

The harshest rules in Australia to date will see city residents face a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am for the next Victoria accounts for the vast majority of active coronavirus cases in Australia , recording 671 new Australia ' s total reported infections reached almost 18,000 on Sunday, with 208 deaths in a

The resurgence in Victoria, which accounts for almost a quarter of Australia’s GDP, shows no sign of abating and threatens to overwhelm an economic recovery in other parts of the nation. The state’s second lockdown has triggered some of the strictest social-distancing enforcement measures in the western world, and is a grim warning to the U.S. and some European nations that are struggling to flatten their own pandemic curves.

Victoria will this week shut down large parts of its retail and manufacturing sectors for six weeks across Melbourne.

Construction firms must radically reduce the number of workers on site across the city, while production at meatworks statewide will be cut by a third. Essential services such as banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations will remain open.

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The state recorded 671 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths from the virus Sunday. They have, however, banned visitors from Victoria and Sydney -- another virus hotspot . Australia ' s total reported infections reached almost 18,000 on Sunday, with 208 deaths in a population of 25 million.

The harshest rules in Australia to date will see city residents face a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am for the next Victoria accounts for the vast majority of active coronavirus cases in Australia , recording 671 new Australia ' s total reported infections reached almost 18,000 on Sunday, with 208 deaths in a

The effective isolation of the state and sporadic outbreaks in neighboring New South Wales are likely to start eroding confidence in the rest of Australia, which had been in the vanguard of nations enjoying early success in quashing the spread of the virus.

Melbourne’s outbreak has shown no signs of abating, three weeks after the city’s 5 million residents were ordered to stay at home except for essential work, exercise, medical care or provisions. The Victoria government has now imposed an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in the metropolitan area and widened lockdown measures across the entire state.

The state said Tuesday that anyone flouting isolation rules will face an on-the-spot fine of as much as A$5,000 ($3,560).

“I’m so grateful and so proud to think Victorians are dealing with this challenge, a bigger challenge than perhaps we have ever faced,” Andrews said Tuesday.

New South Wales, a state which borders Victoria, is managing to contain the outbreak and recorded 12 new cases on Tuesday. Still, on Tuesday, Queensland state announced it would close its borders to all travelers from New South Wales and the Australia Capital Territory from Saturday.

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