July 15, 2020

Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs after coronavirus spike

Australia to lock down 300,000 in Melbourne suburbs after coronavirus spikeAuthorities will lock down more than 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavirus cases in Australia's second most populous state. Australia has fared better than many countries in the pandemic, with around 7,920 cases, 104 deaths and fewer than 400 active cases, but the recent jump has stoked fears of a second wave of COVID-19, echoing concerns expressed in other countries. Globally, coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, a major milestone in the spread of a disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.


About the author  ⁄ Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Comments are closed.