World reacts to australia’s latest spate of lockdowns. Cyclists ride along a quiet walkway under the harbor bridge in sydney on july 19, 2021, amid a lockdown.
Victoria has been locked down, yet again, in response to a tiny cluster of cases.
Is australia in lockdown due to covid. Social sharing some cities in australia. Youtube screenshot, al jazeera english. The new restrictions have swept across the country, aiming to contain recent outbreaks driven by the coronavirus delta variant.
As vaccination rates are rising, australia’s lengthy lockdown is coming to a close. Approximately 2 million people in western australia were affected by the lockdown. Australia’s lessons for a pandemic world the country’s short, sharp responses have repeatedly subdued the virus and allowed a return to near normalcy.
Australia shows that zero covid doesn’t work. The country had even banned residents from leaving australia. Australia’s covid cases at record high with millions in lockdown country struggles to contain spread of the virus as 60 percent of the population is placed under lockdown.
These draconian restrictions on australians’ freedom and livelihoods are, understandably, prompting backlash. Covid restrictions across victoria changed from 22 october, with melbourne’s lockdown ending, after the state passed a full vaccination rate of 70%. Ever since march 2020, australia has implemented some of the world’s most rigid lockdown policies.