Australia reported a record number of nearly 40,000 Covid-19 infections on Monday (3), but Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would stick to his plan to reopen the economy.
“We’ve switched gears. We’re managing differently so we can live with the virus. People can continue to work, kids can go to school when school resumes. People can keep their businesses open.” and can earn a living.” Morrison said copy Nine Network Television,
The region of New South Wales, the most populous and hardest-hit by the micron variant, recorded 20,794 infections, and neighboring Victoria, the second most populous, recorded 8,577 cases today.
New South Wales had a total of 1,204 hospitalizations on Monday, the highest since 23 September, while health officials in Victoria asked people to seek emergency services only in “absolutely necessary” cases.
The Morrison administration – which changed the definition of close contact last weekend, favors the use of home testing and has committed to administering a booster vaccine – for refusing to subsidize testing or provide any other financial support. There is heavy criticism, as in the beginning, of the pandemic.
“We changed gears with Micron. Testing, isolation, it all changed because Micron, as we know it now, is 75% less virulent and less severe than the Delta version.” He adds: “If you’ve just been admitted to the hospital, it’s because you weren’t vaccinated or you have a delta and not a micron.”