New South Wales, which has been on lockdown for eight weeks, recorded 832 new cases of infection on Saturday. Meanwhile, thousands demonstrated against infection control measures in the big cities of Brisbane and Melbourne.
In a new national peak, 832 new cases of infection were recorded on Saturday in New South Wales in Australia. The development of the infection occurred around the same time that the case was closed for eight weeks.
New South Wales, which includes the country’s largest city, Sydney, recorded two infection peaks this week. 825 of the new cases had a domestic route of infection, while the remaining seven were infected abroad. Meanwhile, three more deaths were recorded, according to local health authorities.
At the same time, violent clashes took place in major cities of Melbourne and Brisbane during demonstrations against infection control measures, he writes. Watchman. The cities are located in the neighboring states of Queensland and Victoria. The latter saw 77 new local infections on Saturday.
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Police Chief: – It’s ridiculous to be so selfish
Pictures circulated on social media show protesters in masks or without masks screaming, throwing objects at police and setting fires, while police officers respond with pepper spray. The demonstrations took place in Melbourne the day after Victoria Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced that the city’s lockdown would extend to the entire state.
On Saturday morning, Victoria Police Chief Shane Patton said that 700 police officers have been deployed to ensure infection control measures are maintained during the demonstrations, reports said. Age. He assured the newspaper that no one should protest at the moment.
– Nobody should pretend now. Each protester we can identify and arrest is fined $5,500.
“It’s ridiculous for someone to be so selfish and do it,” Patton said.
in a press release Police say six police officers were taken to hospital as a result of the riots, 218 protesters were arrested and 236 people were fined. Three other people are in custody on charges of assaulting police officers. All arrested protesters will be fined $5,452 for breaching infection control.
No large public gatherings are allowed in Victoria, as authorities try to crack down on the delta-type outbreak.
Thousands also gathered in Brisbane to protest the closure. In Sydney, more than 1,500 additional police officers have been deployed, while taxis have been refused to take passengers to the Central Business District until 3pm, in an effort to stop a planned Corona demonstration. The police also used helicopters.
Delta outbreak in Australia: Big cities shut down
Closed until September
The entirety of New South Wales, as well as Melbourne, has been closed, and Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced on Friday that Sydney and the surrounding area will be subject to very strict infection control measures at least until the end of September.
68 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the state since the first case in the outbreak was discovered on June 16. A total of 11,395 cases have now been recorded in connection with the outbreak in NSW.
Nationally, just over 42,000 cases and at least 970 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic.
With very strict infection control measures, Australia has so far had relatively little spread of the coronavirus in the pandemic, but the relatively low vaccination rate and delta variant outbreaks have caused the infection to rise.
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