The Australian state of New South Wales reported 29 locally infected COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and the authorities said that as exposure locations increase, more restrictions may be imposed on partially locked Sydney.
Saturday’s data includes the 17 infections announced on Friday by the country’s most populous state, bringing the number of infections associated with the Bondi outbreak to 80.
Through rapid border closures, social distancing rules and a high degree of community compliance with these rules, Australia has been more successful in managing the pandemic than many other advanced economies. More than 30,400 cases and 910 COVID-19 deaths.
However, the country has encountered great difficulties in vaccination, and the small-scale epidemic continues.
On Friday, the government granted interim approval for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, which may expand its supply options.
New South Wales Governor Gladys Berejiklian (Gladys Berejiklian) said that she will hold an emergency government meeting with health authorities later on Saturday.
Berejiklian said at the press conference: “The situation is getting worse, beyond what we hoped to see this morning. The reason is that the new exposure sites are not outside the areas of concern that we emphasized.”
“The worrying thing is that some of these cases may have been exposed for several days, and people don’t know they are infected with the virus. This is what we are worried about. This is what we will see in the next few hours. of.”
New South Wales is working to contain the outbreak of the highly infectious delta variantOn Saturday, more than one million people in central Sydney and the eastern suburbs of the city were locked down for a week.
The blockade, which the conservative state government was unwilling to impose, caused chaos.
For example, King Street, a trendy destination on the outskirts of Sydney’s Newtown, is full of bars and restaurants. It is divided into two—partly closed and partly open.