Australia’s Victoria Covid-19 outbreak grows to 51, next few days ‘critical’

Australia’s Victoria Covid-19 outbreak grows to 51, next few days ‘critical’

Victoria went into a strict seven-day lockdown on Friday after new Covid-19 infections in the state capital Melbourne ended its three-month run of zero community cases.

Victoria went into a strict seven-day lockdown on Friday after new Covid-19 infections in the state capital Melbourne ended its three-month run of zero community cases.

The state reported five new cases in the 24 hours to midnight. At a press conference in Melbourne on Monday, authorities announced a further six cases were recorded after the late night cut-off which will reflect in Tuesday’s data.

The swelling numbers have raised questions over whether the lockdown will be extended beyond the seven days announced initially.

“The challenge ahead of us is a very, very significant one,” Victorian acting Premier James Merlino told reporters. “We are seeing a small number of cases infecting a large number of contacts.”

The situation was “incredibly serious” and the next few days will be critical, Merlino added.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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