Australia’s two largest states New South Wales and Victoria increase in daily Covid-19 case load, & both the regions remain under lockdown.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 22 july Thursday apologised to his country for the slow rollout of Covid-19 vaccination cases due to the virus outbreak continue to see a spike lockdown.
Morrison said, “I’m sorry that we have not been able to achieve the marks that we had hoped for at the beginning of this year.”
The country has been less than 1,50,000 Covid-19 vaccine a day other country .
New South Wales and Victoria logged sharp increases in the daily infection rates on Wednesday in two largest states . While NSW, which houses Australia’s largest city Sydney, recorded 110 new cases up from 78 on the preceding day Victoria clocked 22 fresh cases. Sydney was put under lockdown on June 26, and the same will remain enforced at least July 30.
A news conference on Wednesday, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said, “ We had not gone into a lockdown a few weeks ago, the 110 number today would undoubtedly have been thousands and thousands.”
She further states that NSW will open the lockdown by July 30 target cannot be confirmed until the following week due to rise in coronavirus cases.
The Australian government has states that it will meet its target of vaccinating its adult population by the end of 2021 as millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses from Moderna and Pfizer are expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
A third state South Australia its first day of a week-long lockdown on Wednesday. Furthermore, NSW’s neighbouring state Queensland has closed its border with the former due to the spike in cases, thereby shutting off one of Australia’s most travelled routes.
The highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 has been confirmed in 124 countries now, including Australia, on Wednesday the World Health Organization said . First detected in India, the variant is “expected” to “rapidly outcompete other variants and become the dominant circulating over the coming months,” the global health agency stated in its weekly epidemiological update.
The Delta variant accounts for over 75 % of coronavirus cases in multiple nations, includs Australia, South Africa, Great Britain, Russia, Singapore, and India, among others.