Melbourne is preparing to ease the “lockdown” after the longest lockdown in the world – almost 9 months!
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Melbourne prepares to ease lockdown – On October 17, Reuters and ABC News reported that local authorities in Victoria Australia Announcement to relieve strict lockdown measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Melbourne from 11:59 p.m. on Thursday 21 Oct.
After the city is closed, people are prohibited from leaving their homes unnecessarily since March 2020. Included until the lockdown release date Melbourne has enforced the world’s longest lockdown with 262 days, or nearly nine months, more than Buenos Aires. Argentina Which previously made the longest lockdown history, 234 days.
Mr Daniel Andrews Prime Minister of Victoria announced that the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 The dose is over 70 percent, and that’s why the authorities decided to loosen the lockdown. “Today is a great day. Today is a day when Victorians can be proud of what we have accomplished,” Mr Andrews said.
And that when the number of people who receive the full dose of vaccine exceeds 80 percent, it is estimated that around Nov. 5, retailers and other businesses will be allowed to open the service as usual
The infection situation in Victoria continues to increase. The health ministry said 1,838 new cases were reported, the highest in Victoria’s history. Seven new deaths, while the cumulative number of illnesses nationwide totaled 143,204, with at least 1,532 deaths.