Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to the media during a news conference in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, August 2.

Australia imposes a curfew on the second largest city

The Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews (Daniel Andrews) addressed the media at a press conference in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, August 2.

After Australian health authorities recorded 671 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, Australia has become the second most populous state.

The new case brings the total number of confirmed cases in Victoria to 11,557, including 123 deaths. Australia has confirmed more than 17,000 coronavirus cases.

At a press conference on Sunday, Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews (Daniel Andrews) declared a disaster from 6 pm. On Sunday, local time (4 a.m. EST), it announced the implementation of strict new phase four lock-in measures in the metropolis Melbourne.

What are the new regulations? Starting from Sunday night, Melbourne city will implement a curfew at 8 pm. By 5 am, this means that people are not allowed to leave their homes during these hours. The only reason to leave will be work, medical care and nursing.

According to the new regulations, each family can only allow one person to leave their homes once a day to receive necessities, and they must live within a radius of 5 kilometers (3 miles) from home.

Andrews said: “We have 760 mysterious cases. They are active cases. We cannot trace the source of the person’s infection.” “These mysteries and community transmission are our biggest challenges in many ways, and we need to follow a different set of rules. s reason.”

Andrews also announced that residents will only be allowed to go out and exercise for one hour a day.

Starting at midnight on Wednesday, outside the Melbourne metropolitan area, Victoria will be in the third phase of restrictions. This means that cafes, bars and restaurants must be closed and all schools will resume online learning.

All new restrictions will take effect within six weeks from the date of implementation.

Elsewhere in Australia: New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berekiklian on Sunday “strongly recommended” people to wear masks in closed spaces without social distancing, places of worship and areas with frequent community transmission.

New South Wales recorded 12 new cases on Sunday.

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