The Lockdown of Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, was extended until August 8
Aug. 2 2021 The Lockdown of Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, and some adjacent areas will be extended until August 8 because the outbreak has not improved significantly.
Reuters quoted local officials as saying the Delta strain had recently continued to spread in Queensland and the number of cases was rising.
In addition, Sydney, Australia’s largest city, has entered its sixth week of closure. Hundreds of servicemen have begun daily patrols in the Sydney area to help implement the Lockdown. In coordination with the local police, the soldiers went door-to-door to ensure that the infected persons were kept in isolation.
A total of about 3500 new confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in Sydney since the first case of Delta strain infection on June 16.
Prime Minister Morrison has promised that the embargo will be lifted “likely” once 70 per cent of the country’s over-16 population is vaccinated against the Coronavirus, compared with Australia’s current vaccination rate of just 19 per cent. Mr Morrison said he expected to meet his target by the end of the year.