Australian authorities have imposed a lockdown across Sydney, in the face of an outbreak of novel coronavirus cases due to the more contagious delta variant. After enacting restrictions on four downtown areas on Friday, Sydney authorities decided to extend the measure to Australia’s largest city (with more than five million residents) for two weeks.
More than 80 people in the country have tested positive this week, all linked to a driver transporting airline crews from Sydney Airport to quarantine hotels.
New Zealand suspends Australia’s “travel bubble” due to the new wave of Covid in the country. This was announced by the New Zealand government. Since April 19, travelers from Australia have been able to visit New Zealand without having to go through a quarantine period.
The health situation in Tunisia remains worrying, as even Prime Minister Hicham Mechichi – despite having received two doses of the Covid vaccine – has tested positive in a routine test. And the presidency announced that Michichi will work from home. According to the weekly newspaper Leaders, among other things, the prime minister was planning to visit Italy in early July. According to the data of the Ministry of Health, 3,467 new cases were confirmed on June 24, out of 9,898 examinations that were conducted, and 83 deaths, with a positive rate of 35.03%.
Ministry of Health spokesperson Rubid Amin announced that Bangladesh will impose a new strict lockdown from next Monday following a “serious and alarming” increase in delta-linked coronavirus cases.
The Argentine government extended the state of health emergency in force in the country due to the coronavirus epidemic until July 9, and also reduced the maximum number of Argentines or foreigners residing in Argentina who can enter daily to 600, while in any case the borders remain closed to tourism for another fifteen days on the the least.
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