Victoria enters the sixth blockade


Victoria will enter a seven-day blockade to contain the increasing outbreak of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews confirmed that the blockade would begin Thursday at 8 pm after the state recorded eight new COVID-19 cases.

The same rules that were applied during the blockade last month will be re-imposed. This includes a 5 km travel limit for exercise and shopping, and forced indoor and outdoor masks.

“There is no substitute for us. We listen to our public health professionals and take their advice to make decisions. It’s a very difficult decision. Cabinet colleagues and I give advice. That means Victoria will be closed again. Seven days, “said Andrews.

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Victoria’s Prime Minister Daniel Andrews speaks to the media at a press conference in Melbourne, Australia, on February 13, 2021. (Lewis Askui / Getty Images)

The blockade was partially facilitated by fear that COVID-19-infected teachers at the University of Altakuwa in Truganina might have unknowingly spread the virus during the infection.

She also passed the virus to her partner and his parents.

It is unknown how a couple, both in their twenties, who live in the Hobsons Bay area, caught the virus.

Authorities are competing to track the source of infection and the source of infection for men in their twenties who live in the Marivernon Council.

He works in a warehouse in Delimut, and he and his housemate are now isolated.

The other three cases from Thursday’s numbers are linked to the Moonee Valley Test Site Cluster.

This is the sixth blockade of Victoria since the start of the pandemic and the fourth blockade in 2021.

The state’s fifth blockade ended just nine days ago.

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On May 28, 2021, a man crosses the normally crowded intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street in Melbourne, Australia. (Darian Trainer / Getty Images)

For more information on exposed sites, please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites.

AAP