Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined Australia’s roadmap from the blockade and restrictions of the CCP virus after Friday’s National Ministerial Meeting.
According to Morrison, state and territory leaders have focused Australia’s national COVID-19 response from the current pre-vaccination setting, which focuses on controlling community infections, to serious prevention. We have confirmed a four-step plan to move to the post-vaccination settings that we have applied. Public health management of illness, vaccination, death, and other infectious diseases.
“This plan is triggered by the vaccination threshold, which is expressed as a percentage of the eligible population, based on the scientific modeling performed for the COVID-19 risk analysis, that is, the achievement of 16 years and older. COVID-19 Task Force “Morison agreed in principle to consist of the phases of Told reporters July 2nd.
This means that each step of the four-step plan will be triggered when a proportion of the eligible population over the age of 16 is vaccinated.
“The first phase is the phase we are working on: vaccination, preparation and piloting,” he said. “A place to keep the virus under control. This includes implementing a national vaccination program to provide all Australians with the opportunity to receive the required dose of the relevant vaccine as soon as possible.”
- Phase 1: Includes reaching certain vaccination thresholds after providing all Australians with the opportunity to vaccinate.
- Phase 2: The post-vaccination phase is when the focus shifts from controlling the virus to minimizing serious illness, hospitalization, and mortality.
- Phase 3: An integrated phase in which health authorities manage COVID-19, which is consistent with other infectious diseases such as influenza.
- Phase 4: Complete return to normal without blockages or border closures, and quarantine for unvaccinated travelers only.
Measures that the government may take in Phase 2 include relaxing restrictions on vaccinated people, such as blockades and border controls. The blockage only occurs in extreme situations. Returning the upper limit of international arrivals for unvaccinated travelers to a larger limit for vaccinated travelers. Allows students and visa holders to enter the country with a cap. A new quarantine arrangement for vaccinated residents. We will carry out a vaccine booster program.
Measures implemented by the government during Phase 3 include no lockdown, a vaccine booster program, exemption of vaccinated people from all national restrictions, and all arrivals of vaccinated international travelers. The expansion of the travel bubble to people, and other countries, may include removing the cap, increasing the entry of vaccinated holders, and lifting all restrictions on vaccinated overseas travel.
The penultimate stage, in which experts and leaders expect society to return to full normality, allows vaccinated travelers without quarantine to arrive without limits and for pre-flight testing by quarantine. Measures may be taken to allow unvaccinated arrivals with no applicable cap.
Australia has reached a record 8 million doses of 1 million jabs in the last eight days, Morrison said.
Approximately 3 million doses were given in June in a new outbreak and blockade, during which authorities urged Australians to be vaccinated in the face of a more contagious Delta strain of the CCP virus. It was.
However, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly opposed the statement, telling reporters at the same press conference that the Delta variant was “not so serious.”
“Delta strains are hard. It’s hard to control. This is the latest of the various strains we’ve heard. Mr. Kelly said at a press conference after the National Council of Ministers.
He said Australia needs to learn how to live with new strains, learn about them, and modify their approach to them.
“I think we definitely know from this particular variant of concern that it is definitely more contagious. It is easier to move from person to person than previous strains. You can, “he said.
But he added, “it’s not that serious.”