Restrictions back as virus spreads in Australian state

Restrictions back as virus spreads in Australian state

Restrictions back as virus spreads in Australian state

Victoria confirmed another 19 cases yesterday, taking to 160 the number of new cases in the state over the past week.

Victoria recorded 19 new cases from Saturday (June 20) to Sunday, the fifth day of double-digit increases and the most of any Australian jurisdiction, after hitting a two-month high of 25 on Saturday.

The surge in Victoria has alarmed other states, which have had only a few, if any, new cases for several weeks.

Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews has made a decision to impose stricter rules on public as well as home gatherings.

The Australian Industry Group, which signifies a large assortment of companies, explained Victoria's tightening of limitations yet again, together with extending operating from property by to the end of July, would make it tougher for businesses to reopen afterwards.

Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt said the outbreak was concerning.

From midnight on Sunday to July 12, Victorians will only be able to have five people at their homes.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos speak to the media during a press conference at Treasury Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday.

'You can see how this could happen. Letting their guard down.

"Clearly what has happened in Victoria means that we will take that into account in any decisions we'll make, but like everyone I'm very anxious about it when you see these outbreaks", Mr McGowan said.

Western Australia's government has maintained its hardline border closure will remain for as long as there is sustained community spread of the virus in the eastern states. "Keeping the State of Emergency in place will ensure we have the tools we need to keep Victorians safe".

Australian well being officers, having said that, nevertheless see no need to have to involve use of face masks, as they would have restricted benefit in a region in which absolute quantities of local community transmission keep on being "incredibly small", deputy chief health care officer Nick Coatsworth stated.

The player's positive test led to the indefinite postponement of his team's scheduled match on Sunday, and could possibly lead to the cancellation of the season, which recommenced last weekend after an nearly three-month hiatus.

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