According to foreign media reports, on July 2, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced at a press conference that he intends to lower the upper limit of the number of passengers entering Australia each week by 50% to ease the isolation of hotels and the new coronavirus detection system pressure.
Morrison said that starting from July 14th, Australia will only allow 3,000 people to enter each week, and some states can implement new regulations in advance. Australia’s current anti-epidemic policy stipulates that no more than 6,000 passengers enter each week.
Morrison said that the latest consensus reached at the cabinet meeting is that Australia will get out of the epidemic through a “four-step plan”. The “four-step plan” includes: increasing the proportion of vaccination, reducing the proportion of serious illnesses and deaths, normalizing the management of the epidemic, and returning to normal life.
Hotel quarantine measures are mandatory policies for immigrants, but the source of most recent cases in this country is the “fish that slipped through the net” of hotel quarantine.
The cumulative number of confirmed cases of cluster infection in Australia has exceeded 200 in this round. The first case was discovered on June 16 by an unvaccinated driver in Sydney, the capital of New South Wales. He was suspected of being infected with the Delta Covid-19 mutant while picking up a foreign crew member, and it is believed that he did not wear a mask at the time.
As the more contagious delta strain continues to spread, nearly half of the Australian population is at home.
Australia’s new crown vaccination work is progressing slowly, and the number of people completing vaccination in the country is less than 8% of the total population.
Morrison said that entry restrictions will not be lifted again until most Australians are vaccinated against the new crown. Due to the limited supply of vaccines in the country, this vaccination target may be achieved next year.
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