The Queensland authorities, with a population of more than 5 million, said that five members of a family in Queensland have been infected with the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and there have been outbreaks of mass infections. The next few days will be a critical period for observing whether it is necessary to implement a lockdown.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said: “If we find any spread, then we may have to take very immediate and swift measures, but the infection is currently limited to this family member.”
If the city is closed in Queensland, it will cause another wave of damage to the Australian economy, which has a scale of two trillion Australian dollars , and may lead to the second recession in Australia in two years.
On the other hand, Victoria has notified 450 new local cases in the past 24 hours, which is the highest number of new diagnoses in a single day since August 8 last year.
The increase in confirmed cases has put Australia’s two most populous states and capitals under strict lockdown. The authorities are committed to curbing the spread of the epidemic and at the same time stepping up to vaccinate the people as much as possible.