Australians have been alerted the country is going into a new “hazardous stage” of the pandemic.
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan said the level of neighborhood transmission in Victoria is “something we haven’t seen prior to in this nation”.
“There is no doubt about it– as a country we are getting in a new and dangerous phase of this pandemic,” he said.
It followed Victoria recorded 127 new cases overnight, marking a record spike.
Australia has tape-recorded a total 8397 cases of Covid-19, with 3240 in New South Wales, 2660 in Victoria, 1067 in Queensland, 443 in South Australia, 621 in Western Australia, 228 in Tasmania, 108 in the Australian Capital Territory and 30 in the Northern Territory.
Australia’s coronavirus death toll now sits at 106 after two men died in Victoria.
ACT matches NSW’s border restrictions
From midnight on Tuesday anybody trying to get in the ACT from Victoria will be rejected entry, unless an exemption has been approved.
Citizens returning to the ACT from Victoria will be required to self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
ACT will beef up restrictions on travellers from Victoria
From tomorrow 7 July:
ALL PASSENGERS FROM MELBOURNE showing up on flights into #Canberra will have ID examined. Hotspot residents/visitors req ‘d to self-isolate for 14 days at their own expenditure or go house. #covid19 aus
— Anna Vidot (@AnnaVidot) July 6, 2020
Worrying modification in Australia’s infection cases
Authorities have pointed out a concerning modification in the recent Covid-19 cases taped in Australia compared to those that were discovered a couple of weeks back.
Deputy primary medical officer Michael Kidd said there has been an extreme increase in the variety of cases obtained through community transmission.
“Over the previous week 509 verified cases have actually been reported in Australia, only 80 of these cases or 16 per cent, were obtained overseas and diagnosed among individuals in hotel quarantine,” he said.
“This is a stark distinction to over 2 weeks ago when 50 per cent of brand-new cases in Australia were acquired overseas and detected amongst people in quarantine, it shows us how quickly the pandemic can alter.”
There have been 140 people identified with Covid-19 in the past 24 hours: 127 in Victoria, 10 in NSW and 3 in WA.
There are now 34 people in health center across the country, consisting of five in intensive care.
“We are seeing a continuing rise, and the number of individuals in health center and extensive care in Victoria, this enhances the extremely serious danger that Covid-19 presents, especially on the health of senior people and people with persistent health conditions,” Teacher Kidd said.
“We continue to be extremely concerned about the break out in Victoria, and the continuing cases of community transmission.
“The situation in Melbourne has actually come as a shock, not simply of individuals of Melbourne but people right across Australia who may have believed that this was all behind us. It is not. The break out in Victoria is a national concern. We are all at threat from a resurgence of Covid-19”