Australia's Island State Records Zero COVID-19 Case On 1st Day Of Snap Lockdown
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Sat 16th October 2021 | 01:28 PM
Australia's island state of Tasmania recorded no new local COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the first day after parts of the state entered a three-day snap lockdown since 6 p.m. local time on Saturday
SYDNEY, Oct. 16 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Oct, 2021 ) --:Australia's island state of Tasmania recorded no new local COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the first day after parts of the state entered a three-day snap lockdown since 6 p.m. local time on Saturday.
Despite the positive sign, Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein told Saturday's press conference that the next 48 hours remain critical for southern region of the state to get on top of the transmission.
Under the restrictions, residents in the southern parts of the state including capital city Hobart, must stay at home unless very limited reasons such as shopping for urgent household supplies within 5 km of home -- only one person from a household at any one time, attending medical or health care appointments, being a permitted worker, or caring for a vulnerable person or for other compassionate reasons.
Gutwein said the aim of the authorities is to make the lockdown "short and sharp", and committed grants to support low income, casual and self-employed workers who have lost income due to an inability to work caused by the lockdown.