Are we taking enough measures to contain the pandemic?
Team Veye | 20 Jul 2020
Globally, as of today, confirmed cases of COVID-19 exceeded fourteen million with close to 600,000 deaths having been reported to WHO. In Australia, the first confirmed case was reported in late January this year.
In Australia itself till now, the total reported cases have been around 11802 with 8272 recovered and 122 deaths. The majority of confirmed cases and deaths were from NSW.
While the entire world has been focusing on increasing efforts to find a vaccine for the virus, Australia has also stepped up the measures to bring the pandemic outbreak under control. The country has tightened restrictions amid fresh COVID-19 outbreaks.
More than five million people in Melbourne and neighboring Mitchell Shire would be required to wear a mask or other face-covering in public spaces from midnight Wednesday into Thursday. As, despite the ten day lockdown, Victoria state, which includes Melbourne, has nearly 3000 active cases of COVID-19 after a further 363 infections were reported.
The decision has been mandatory in the sense that failure to comply with the rule can result in a fine. Australia's other states and territories have closed their borders to people from Victoria in a bid to stop the outbreak from spreading, as most regions have not reported any new locally transmitted infections for weeks.
The steps thus initiated could have devastating effects on certain sectors. Already, operators in the early learning sector have been pleading for more help. Some centres say they may have to close soon due to COVID-19 lockdown and changes in federal subsidies.
Thus, it can be fairly assumed that as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change, the restrictions and regulations will also have to keep on changing.
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