Australia reports 1,607 COVID-19 cases as states learn to live with virus
MELBOURNE: Australia reported 1,607 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Sep 19) as states and territories gradually shift from trying to eliminate outbreaks to living with the virus. Victoria, home to about a quarter of Australia\u0027s 25 million people, recorded 507 cases as its premier said a weeks-long lockd
MELBOURNE: Australia reported 1,607 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Sep 19) as states and territories gradually shift from trying to eliminate outbreaks to living with the virus.Victoria, home to about a quarter of Australia's 25 million people, recorded 507 cases as its premier said a weeks-long lockdown will end once 70 per cent of those 16 and older are fully vaccinated, whether or not there are new cases.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the state might reach that vaccination threshold around Oct 26. About 43 per cent of Victorian residents have been fully vaccinated and just over 46 per cent of people nationwide."We will do so cautiously, but make no mistake, we are opening this place up. There is no alternative," Andrews said."We cannot perennially or permanently suppress this virus. Lockdowns have been about buying time to get to 70 per cent and 80 per cent vaccination."
Many social distancing restrictions will remain and retail and hospitality venues will be limited, but people will be free to leave their house without a reason.Andrews said the authorities aim to have 80 per cent of the state's eligible population fully vaccinated in time for the Nov 2 Melbourne Cup, leaving the door open for crowds on track at Australia's most famous horse race. headtopics.com
The COVID-19 plan follows a federal scheme that will end lockdowns at a 70 per cent vaccination rate and gradually reopen international borders at 80 per cent.Related:Fully vaccinated Sydney residents meet for picnics as COVID-19 lockdown rules relaxNew South Wales has adopted a similar plan. Australia's most-populous state reported 1,083 cases on Sunday as it uses lockdowns and vaccination blitzes to fight an outbreak of the Delta variant that began in mid-June.
The state, home to Sydney, eased some restrictions on gathering on Sunday. About 52 per cent of people have been vaccinated in New South Wales.After eliminating COVID-19 outbreaks last year through lockdowns, border closures and strict public health measures, Australia has acknowledged in recent months that it may not be able to eradicate Delta outbreaks.Read more: CNA »
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Adjusted by population, this is lower than the 1000 recorded by Singapore Common flu
Australia reports 1,882 new COVID-19 cases as police quell protestsMELBOURNE: Australia recorded 1,882 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday (Sep 18), as thousands of police officers in Sydney and Melbourne were deployed to quell planned anti-lockdown protests, setting up checkpoints and barricades. Several hundred people managed to gather in downtown Melbourne, and local media Good luck
New Zealand sees small increase in daily COVID-19 cases over weekendNew Zealand reported 24 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Sep 19), up from 20 on Saturday, showing an upturn after several days of lower numbers, as the country's largest city Auckland awaits to hear if
Singapore reports 1,004 new local COVID-19 cases; 90-year-old man is the latest fatalitySINGAPORE: Singapore reported 1,004 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and another death as of noon on Saturday (Sep 18). The fatality is a 90-year-old Singaporean man who was unvaccinated, said the Ministry of Health (MOH), adding that he had a history of cancer, heart disease and pneum It has finally come down to this because 終於一千宗了，會不會跟上馬來西亞2萬宗？
COVID-19: Singapore reports 1,009 cases, with 926 in communityAmong the cases are 926 in the community, 78 in the migrant worker dormitories and five imported cases.
Italy reports 51 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, 4,578 new casesROME: Italy reported 51 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday (Sep 18) against 66 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose marginally to 4,578 from 4,552. Italy has registered 130,284 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, 疫苗抗體不給力了
Singapore's daily COVID-19 cases likely to hit 1,000 soon: Ong Ye KungThe number of serious cases remains low for now due to Singapore's vaccination programme, says the Health Ministry. Fully understand the need to protect peolle but these numbers suggest current policy is not in step with the reality. Clear case for some relaxation especially for the younger whose mental health is just as important. Numbers here very small & even nil for those unvaccinated 30. But, many are not know & unrealised how severe is the condition those hosptl'd (though not sent to ICU), if in fact Covid sickness is not severe, why those ppl still need to be hosptl'd? One needs to realize that.