February 3rd, Governor Andrews of Victoria, Australia, urgently called a press conference to the heads of relevant government departments to inform and confirm that a quarantined hotel staff member had contracted the novel coronavirus.
Andrews announced that from the 4th, the state’s pandemic prevention measures need to be further strengthened.
The number of private parties is limited to 15 people, and masks must be worn when entering indoor places.
The state’s health department believes that the confirmed case is likely to be infected with a variant of COVID-19 found in the United Kingdom, and has organized a special person to investigate the cause of the infection of the confirmed case, and its close contacts are quarantined.
At present, the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, will officially start on the 8th, after confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been found on several athletes’ charter planes.
Andrews said at the press conference that he hoped that the public would not panic. g