Coronavirus – Australia: Rising Vaccinations Lift Lockdown in Melbourne

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THE Melbourne, the city that has remained in lockdown for longer than any other in the world, is going to lift home stay orders this week, officials announced today.

On Friday, when some restrictions will be lifted, this Australian city of 5 million people will have implemented six lockdowns by March 2020, lasting a total of 262 days or almost nine months.

Australian and other media report that this is the longest period in the world, as it exceeds the 234 days left in the lockdown in Buenos Aires.

While his cases coronavirus continue to rise in the state of Victoria, whose capital is Melbourne, the rate of vaccination with two doses of vaccine will reach 70% this week and will allow the relaxation of restrictions.

When hosting sites and some businesses reopen, they will continue to receive a limited number of visitors. Greater easing of measures, including the reopening of many retail stores, will come when 80% of Victoria residents are fully vaccinated – something that is estimated to have happened by 5 November at the latest.

Today, Victoria recorded 1,838 new cases of coronavirus and seven deaths. Neighboring New South Wales, which emerged from a 100-day lockdown last week, reported 301 cases and 10 deaths. 80% of the residents of this state have been fully vaccinated.

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