Australia set for 10th day of no local Covid-19 cases

Australia set for 10th day of no local Covid-19 cases
Australia set for 10th day of no local Covid-19 cases

Hello and welcome to the details of Australia set for 10th day of no local Covid-19 cases and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Australia’s most populous state NSW has recorded no local cases for 10 days after low single digit numbers earlier in January. ― Reuters pic

SYDNEY, Jan 27 — Australia is on track for a 10th day of no new local Covid-19 cases today with its most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) hoping to ease coronavirus restrictions this week after controlling a fast-spreading cluster.

Australia’s most populous state NSW has recorded no local cases for 10 days after low single digit numbers earlier in January.

Victoria state, which is hosting the Australia Open tennis tournament, has gone three weeks without a local case.

Other states and territories which have mostly been Covid-free, some for months, will report daily case numbers later today, but are expected to report zero local infections.

Australia’s success in curbing small outbreaks, with a total 22,000 local cases since March 2020 and 909 deaths, comes at a time when global coronavirus cases are edging towards 100 million with the death toll surpassing 2 million.

An advertising campaign will be launched later today to encourage people to take the Covid-19 vaccine after the country’s regulator this week approved the Pfizer-BioNtech shot. A rollout is expected in late-February.

NSW made masks mandatory in indoor venues such as shopping centres and cinemas, imposed a cap on public gatherings while suspending dance floors even for night clubs to successfully curb outbreaks in Sydney’s northern beaches and western suburbs.

The outbreaks saw other states and territories close borders or restrict travel from NSW.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklien told the Australian Broadcasting Corp she hoped to receive medical advice later in the day that would allow her to ease restrictions this week.

“In New South Wales our policy always is don’t keep restrictions or burden our citizens a day longer than you need to. I’m hoping to have confirmation of advice that allows us to announce that later this week,” she said.

Despite its relative success in handling the pandemic, Australia’s international borders will likely remain shut to non-citizens this year although there may be exclusive travel arrangements called “bubbles” with its South Pacific neighbours.

Australia had a one-way “travel bubble” with New Zealand where those arriving from the latter didn’t have to quarantine, but that arrangement was suspended for 72 hours on Monday after a highly infectious coronavirus strain was found in New Zealand. — Reuters

These were the details of the news Australia set for 10th day of no local Covid-19 cases for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Injuries as part of stand collapses during the Trooping the Colour event
NEXT 25 persons emerge from shell-pounded steel complex in Mariupol