Melbourne enters five-day lockdown amid growing Covid-19 clusters

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Australia’s second-largest metropolis is below lockdown for 5 days from Thursday evening on account of growing COVID-19 clusters.

Melbourne’s fifth lockdown of the pandemic will apply throughout Victoria state, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews stated on Thursday.

The information got here after officers introduced on Wednesday that Australia’s largest metropolis, Sydney, will stay in lockdown for 5 weeks.

A 3-week lockdown of Sydney and surrounding communities in New South Wales state had been on account of finish on Friday. But it should now final till July 30 on the earliest.

Health authorities are involved by how shortly the delta variant is spreading in a weak Australian inhabitants during which fewer than 13% of adults are totally vaccinated.

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