Australian authorities have decided to close the border between the most populous States – New South Wales and Victoria, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. It is reported Reuters.
The Agency notes that a similar situation occurs for the first time in 100 years. In recent times, Australian officials blocked the movement between the two States in 1919 during the Spanish flu pandemic.
In recent days, the number of cases COVID-19 in the capital of Victoria Melbourne has increased dramatically, forcing the authorities to ensure that residents of strict quarantine measures.
Per day in Victoria was recorded 127 new HIV infections, which is the highest indicator since the beginning of the spread of coronavirus.
The Agency says that such a move is likely to be a blow to the economy of Australia, which is approaching its first recession in almost 30 years.
Australia coped with the pandemic coronavirus is better than many countries, but the outbreak in Melbourne has caused concern of the authorities, Reuters reports.
During the last week of June in the country reported an average of 109 new cases COVID-19 a day in the first week of June an average of nine cases a day.
According to the American University Johns Hopkins, which monitors the spread of the coronavirus, as of this morning in Australia, 8583 infected with human deaths 106.
Australia’s population – 25 million people.
Throughout the world, the coronavirus has infected 11 419 638 people, victims COVID-19 was 533 781 persons, recovered 6 161 732.