The authorities in Victoria, Australia’s second largest state, announced Tuesday a four-week prison term in some areas of Melbourne to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the event of increasing infections.
As the state prime minister Daniel Andrews reports, the measure will take effect Wednesday through Thursday at midnight in ten Melbourne zip codes as there is “unacceptably high” data on new infections in these areas.
Those who live in these areas can only leave the house to go to work or class, take care of or care for other people, exercise, and buy groceries and other basic necessities. Andrews has warned that those who fail to comply with the measure will be fined.
“Given the unacceptably high number of community broadcasts and the unacceptably high number of new cases, including those to which we can identify their source, it is incredibly important that we take some steps now to address this challenge,” he argued, reports he. the Bloomberg news agency.