The stay order at home will remain in effect for at least seven days, the Acting Prime Minister, James Merlino said, doubled to 26 cases overnight after a local outbreak of infection, a negligible number compared to other countries.
“In the last day we saw more evidence that we are experiencing a highly contagious form of the virus, a worrisome version that is moving faster than we have detected,” said Merlino, the Indian version of Coronavirus. Explained.
The imprisonment attempts to trace the origin of new cases, and the measure only allows residents to leave their homes for necessary reasons, including obtaining a vaccine.
This is the fourth time Melbourne has been in imprisonment since the epidemic began, having spent four months under severe sanctions measures last year.
In the last few months, some prevention measures have been taken in Australia when it managed to stop the spread of coronaviruses, but critics say the slow application of vaccines left the population exposed to new outbreaks is.
Australia, with 25 million inhabitants, recorded around 30,000 cases of Kovid-19 and fewer than 1,000 deaths, mainly in the state of Victoria.