(ANSA) – ROME, June 30 – Seven Australian cities are currently on lockdown after confinement and social distancing rules were extended to other areas of the country in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 through the highly contagious delta variant. BBC writes it.
In the past few hours, there has been an increase, albeit limited, in infections, which today come to just over 200 cases. While confinement affects about half of Australia’s population, more than 12 million people, between the cities of Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Townsville and the Gold Coast. The fear now is also that the virus could spread among indigenous communities. Meanwhile, many leaders have called for an acceleration of the vaccination campaign, with only 5% vaccinated so far. However, messages regarding the country’s most widely used vaccine, AstraZeneca, have been contradictory. (handle).
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