SYDNEY, Aug 10, 2021 (AFP) – Residents of the Australian city of Sydney have recorded the highest number of Govt-19 infections since mid-week today, despite efforts to contain the spread of the disease.
Sydney is the largest city in the country, with a population of over five million. According to official statistics, the epidemic that led to imprisonment has so far caused 32 deaths and 5,805 cases have been registered.
“Our strategy is to get close to zero (cases), but unfortunately we see the numbers increasing,” said state Prime Minister Gladys Perezglian.
The coastal city of Byron Bay was the last state to decide to control its population.
In Melbourne, the second largest city in the country, Five million people have been incarcerated for the sixth time Since the onset of the epidemic, after being diagnosed with an outbreak last week.
For 18 months, Australia’s strategy to combat the virus has paid off, based on a large – scale campaign of diagnostic testing, control and border closures.
But the highly contagious delta variant seems to be driving the country out of the “zero cove” target, and the Australians are annoyed by subsequent imprisonment.
Only 20% of the country’s citizens have so far received the two-dose vaccine against corona due to supply problems and distrust of the public regarding the drug.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged that the country was in a “tough war” against the Delta community, believing that “everyone will be around the table at Christmas.”
The country of 25 million people has so far recorded 37,000 Govt-19 and 940 deaths.