Locked-down Melbourne braces for more protests as COVID-19 cases rise
SYDNEY: Australia\u0027s Victoria state on Wednesday (Sep 22) reported a jump in new COVID-19 infections as Melbourne, the state capital, braced for a third straight day of protests against tough restrictions. Thousands protested in locked-down Melbourne on Tuesday, damaging property, blocking a busy freeway an
SYDNEY: Australia's Victoria state on Wednesday (Sep 22) reported a jump in new COVID-19 infections as Melbourne, the state capital, braced for a third straight day of protests against tough restrictions.Thousands protested in locked-down Melbourne on Tuesday, damaging property, blocking a busy freeway and injuring three police officers after authorities
shut construction sitesfor two weeks. More than 60 were arrested."The ugly scenes that we saw yesterday are not only appalling, they're unlawful," Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said at a media briefing in Melbourne.Sydney in New South Wales state and Melbourne, Australia's largest cities, as well as the capital Canberra have been in lockdown for weeks to contain a Delta variant outbreak.
Officials want more people to get vaccinated before easing curbs. Melbourne was in its sixth lockdown, the most of any Australian city during the pandemic.Related:Melbourne police break up violent anti-vaccine protest with pepper spray, rubber pellets headtopics.com
State police chief commissioner Shane Patton warned protesters to stay away from Melbourne, where he plans to deploy more police officers on Wednesday."You're not going to be welcomed with open arms, I can assure you of that ... These protests can't be allowed to occur again," Patton said.
Victoria reported 628 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the year's biggest one-day rise, exceeding the previous high of 603 a day earlier. Australia's total stands at around 89,300 cases, including 1,181 deaths.Authorities are aiming for a staggered reopening in Sydney and Melbourne, easing some curbs when the adult population reaches 70 per cent fully vaccinated, expected next month. More restrictions will be relaxed when the figure hits 80 per cent.
Officials cancelled a traditional New Year's Eve firework display in Sydney at 9pm for the second year. But midnight fireworks will go ahead, a city spokesperson said. The city does not want the two audiences to mix. Read more: CNA »
Covid-19: Vaccinated travel lane scheme extended to 9 more countries including US, UK and France; fewer tests required
SINGAPORE — The vaccinated travel lane scheme will be extended to nine more countries, after its successful implementation with Brunei and Germany, where travellers between Singapore and the two countries need not serve a quarantine order or stay-home notice.
We wish Lock Down forever Lock them down harder. You know they like it hard.
Calls grow among experts in Singapore for mandatory vaccination as Covid-19 cases spikeSINGAPORE — Some health experts in Singapore are calling for mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus with a growing toll of severe Covid-19 among unvaccinated people as infections surge and with vaccine take-up plateauing at 82 per cent of the population. 'I would love to see vaccine mandates in over 60s, they are the group most likely to die,' said Professor Dale Fisher, an infectious disease expert at NUH. Read more: They will always spike, no matter what you do. If it does become mandatory,every country will follow suit. as far as the Delta variants is concern the main reason is that....
Marsiling Lane Hawker Centre and Wet Market temporarily closed after COVID-19 cases detectedSINGAPORE: Marsiling Lane Hawker Centre and Wet Market was closed for deep cleaning on Tuesday (Sep 21) following the detection of COVID-19 cases. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a statement that it is “aware that there are COVID-19 cases am 滿城風雨
Marsiling Lane Hawker Centre and Wet Market temporarily closed after Covid-19 cases detectedSINGAPORE — Marsiling Lane Hawker Centre and Wet Market was closed for deep cleaning on Tuesday (Sept 21) following the detection of Covid-19 cases.
62-year-old woman among three COVID-19 deaths; 1,173 new local cases reported in SingaporeSINGAPORE: Singapore reported 1,173 new local COVID-19 infections as of noon on Tuesday (Sep 21), comprising 1,038 community cases and 135 dormitory residents. There were also three fatalities, bringing Singapore\u0027s death toll to 65. One - a 74-year-old man - died on Sunday. He 😥 If it was expected why care the numbers? Even 2000, 3000, live with it. Otherwise, please CB again, many already panic with HWR, ART requirements, snap work from home...so is it better close for 4 weeks again, mandatory work from home, stop dine in? 都是70歲以上老人家？
COVID-19 cases in Singapore who are seriously ill or in hospitalOn behalf of medical staff trying desperately to avoid contagion- Why are people NOT seriously ill, in hospital? sporeMOH LawrenceWongST leehsienloong Why is Singapore gov not lockdown to quell this wave, continue to let its people suffer from this pandemic? Face-saving for Ah Kung and PAPSingapore ? mrbrown allsgstuff wpsg ProgressSgParty MothershipSG straits_times hcsghcsg 22 people in ICU from 5+ million. All of which are not fully vaccinated. They either can't be vaccinated or chose not to. Neither can no longer expect the 90% of eligible population who are vaccinated from not living their lives.
Indonesia logs fewest daily COVID-19 cases in more than a yearJAKARTA: Indonesia on Monday (Sep 20) reported 1,932 new daily coronavirus infections, the lowest since August 2020, data from country's COVID-19 task force showed, and the government further eased restrictions in Java and on its