In order to lower the spread of the ‘quicker’ variant, Australia’s second biggest city is stepping up its contact tracing and covid testing.
With the emergence of a cluster of cases in Melbourne the previous month, authorities have announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown in the city.
On Wednesday, James Merlino, the acting premier of the Victoria state, said the city had 60 cases and over 350 exposure sites along with the never seen, unique variant of the virus which he described as being the most quicker and contagious.
Merlino informed in a news conference that his team were working harder than ever to test, trace, and isolate every case.
Only 30 people allowed to meet at public meetings, home gatherings be limited to five guests, and face masks compulsory in indoor settings are some of the regulations to be followed as the city endures through the lockdown.
Groceries shopping, work and study, exercise, fulfilling caring responsibilities are not restricted. Weddings are allowed to have at most 10 people while religious ceremonies are limited to 50 people.
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