Australia has confirmed more than 500 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 22 July marking the country’s largest single-day surge in cases yet. All the new cases were diagnosed in Victoria state, where contamination numbers have recently started to rise. Melbourne the state’s capital, began a six-week lockdown this month with a goal to slow end the spread of the virus, however, cases are increasing.
Later that day, people were required to wear masks in public in Melbourne. “If the number of cases does not come in control the restrictive measures will run for much longer than that” warned Victoria Premier and Daniel Andrews. Andrews requested the people to strictly follow isolation guidelines. He stated that, between July 7 and July 21, nearly 90 percent of people who tested positive did not self-isolate themselves during the occurrence of symptoms.
Moreover, more than 50 percent of the people who were being tested in the same period, did not isolate themselves until they got result positive. Those people were unwell and would have gone to work, shopping, restaurants, etc. Their infection would have been a culmination point and they continued to be normal. There is no uncertainty that people are not following the guidelines and are helping to spread the virus rapidly. Andrews said, that those people can apply for government assistance who are stressed over losing their income if they isolate themselves.
After an early time period of visible success at limiting the spread of the coronavirus, Australia is struggling with concerns infection spreading in Melbourne. It could be a huge outbreak and disrupt the country’s efforts to end the disease and come back to normal life with a healthy economy. Around a million people were unemployed in June. Considering everything Australia managed to be far better than other countries like; the United States surging.
Australia has confirmed almost 13,000 coronavirus cases or approximately 50 cases per 100,000 people. The United States meanwhile, has confirmed at least 3,887,000 cases of the virus, or around 1,184 cases per 100,000 people. Some of the recent cases reported in Victoria were linked to a hotel where people entering the country from abroad were interested in mandatory quarantine. Sparking the concerns that a bunch of people to spread the infection. In late June, Victoria began mandating the test for all the returning travelers.
In spite the fact country’s worst outbreak is in Victoria, 16 cases were confirmed in New South Wales during the past day. State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a news conference that the rise in cases has few authorities anxious about the spread, calling the next several weeks “critical” to control the virus. By putting a week lockdown to make people isolate themselves to ensure that the virus does not spread and lead to an outbreak.