Melbourne, which has been called the "most liveable city in the world" for seven years before being struck by Vienna in 2018, won't feel quite as livable in the next six weeks.
Australia's second-largest city faces stringent blocking measures as the state of Victoria posted another record increase in coronavirus cases – 671 in a single day, CNN reported.
How strict? From Sunday evening there will be a curfew between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. is enforced, with the Prime Minister of Victoria putting the region in a “disaster condition”.
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He argued that "we have to do more and we have to do more now" and said to the people: "Where you slept last night you have to stay for the next six weeks."
In addition, only one person per household in Melbourne who has spent most of July under these restrictions is allowed to leave their homes once a day out of curfew. And only to pick up important goods within a radius of five kilometers from their home.
Training is only allowed for one hour per day within the same radius.
State opposition leader Michael O & # 39; Brien reportedly exempted the decision and said the Victorians did not deserve it and that Andrews, by declaring the disaster, had acknowledged that his government was in control of COVID-19 in lost this state. ”
In the United States, where blocking measures are nowhere near as strict, Johns Hopkins University reports that around 4.6 million people have been infected and more than 154,000 have died from the disease. According to a new composite forecast from CNN's new composite forecast of disease control and prevention centers, deaths are expected to reach 173,000 within three weeks. That's an average of almost 1,000 deaths a day.