Covid-19: in Australia, soldiers deployed to ensure compliance with containment in Sydney

The State of New South Wales wants to enforce containment by all means. Soldiers were deployed on Monday in the streets of Sydney to ensure compliance with containment, while in Brisbane the measures were extended to try to stem an outbreak of the Covid epidemic – 19.

A reinforcement of approximately 300 military arrived in Sydney at the request of New South Wales State Police to ensure containment in Australia’s largest city who entered her sixth week of confinement. It should last until the end of August.

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— 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 31, 2021 The authorities are trying to fight against the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the city, with more than 3 600 cases recorded since mid-June. Thousands of contact cases were invited to be tested and to be placed in solitary confinement for 000 days, but the police felt that they did not have enough personnel to ensure strict compliance with this measure.

The soldiers will participate in the delivery of food parcels, carry out door-to-door operations to verify that people respect the isolation. “I want to stress that we will operate under police control,” said Brigadier Mick Garraway.

The over five million inhabitants of the country’s largest city are only allowed to leave their homes to play sports, go to work if their job is deemed essential or to go shopping. But compliance with the restrictions is uneven and more and more fines are being imposed. The army said this military reinforcement is in addition to 250 soldiers already deployed to hotels and airports in New South Wales.

Alone 000% of Australians fully vaccinated Residents of Brisbane, the third largest city of the country, and parts of the state of Queensland, will remain confined until August 8, in an attempt to contain a renewed epidemic of Covid – 14 due to the Delta variant. So far, 25 cases of coronavirus contamination have been identified in Queensland.

Containment was initially to be lifted on Tuesday. “The confinement will therefore last eight days. And we hope this will be enough to identify contact cases so that they can be quarantined at their homes, ”said Steven Miles, Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Queensland.

Out of 25 millions of Australians, approximately 14% received two doses of the vaccine. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has set a vaccination rate of 80% of the eligible population before reopening the borders and avoiding possible containment measures. Since the start of the pandemic, while the government posted a “Zero Covid” strategy, Australia has recorded more than 31 000 Covid case – 14, at the origin of 600 death.