Covid, New Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia: 'Too many cases due to delta variable'

Covid, New Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia: ‘Too many cases due to delta variable’

They were among the first to suffer the travel bubble, but now New Zealand and Australia are forced to “step back”, for at least eight weeks, until next September 24. we will see.

After more than a year of restrictions, residents of Australia and New Zealand have been able to travel freely from island to island since April 6, without any quarantine or isolation. But the surge in cases prompted New Zealand to put the deal on hold.

Sia Qantas and Air New Zealand have already announced that they will be canceling most flights from July 31. Until July 30, for Italy, Australia and New Zealand are included in List D, meaning you can leave but on your return you must go through ten days of credit isolation and tampons.

Meanwhile, Sydney has decided to shut down for another four weeks in Sydney. Measures to contain coronavirus infection in the city and surrounding areas have been extended until August 28. The announcement by the New South Wales Premier, Gladys Berejiklian – who ensured increased controls – came as restrictions imposed nearly two weeks ago were lifted in the states of Victoria and Melbourne.

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The latest bulletin from the NSW health authorities reports 177 cases of coronavirus confirmed with more than 94,000 tests conducted and just over 8,000 infections since the start of the pandemic. About 3.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered here, but the vaccination campaign is slow.

In Australia, which has a population of about 25 million people, more than 33,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed so far with just over 900 deaths. About 11 million doses of vaccines have been administered so far.

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