Queensland (Northeast) Head of Government Annastasia Palaszczuk has announced that Friday’s captivity will apply to the South East Queensland region, which includes the city of Brisbane, as well as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast tourist resorts.
According to Palaszczuk, the measure, which affects about 3.9 million people, covers the city of Townsville as well as Palm Island and Magnetic Island.
Officials have been on alert since the outbreak was first detected in Sydney, the country’s most populous city, in the middle of the month and was limited to 9 July.
The resurgence of COVID-19 forced authorities to order the confinement of an estimated 2.1 million people in the city of Perth and the surrounding community of Peel on Monday night.
In the north, the confinement of the city of Darwin and two surrounding communities was also extended until Friday, as cases of Covid-19 linked to a gold mine in the center of the country increased.
Together, these localized feedlots affect an estimated 12.7 million of the more than 25 million Australians.
Since the start of the pandemic, Australia has vaccinated more than 30,500 infected, 910 dead, more than 7.3 million people with one dose and 1.2 million with two.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 3,925,816 victims worldwide, resulting in 181,026,547 officially diagnosed cases of infection, according to the balance carried out by news agency France-Presse (AFP).
According to the latest bulletin from the Directorate General of Health, Portugal has recorded 17,084 deaths and 874,547 confirmed cases of infection.
The respiratory illness is caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.
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