MELBOURNE: Public Health Officials announced on Wednesday that Australia is close to eradicating the coronavirus and reopening facilities. The country’s highest populated state removed some restrictions and allowed the reopening of sports facilities.
A senior medical virologist, Bill Rawlinson voiced his contentment with Australia’s handling of the pandemic. He said, “Our view has been that we had hoped that by June/July that we would see coronavirus largely disappearing from the country, so this is pretty much on track.”
After experiencing 2 weeks without any new transmissions, New South Wales plans to open up some sports facilities such as netball and cricket from July 1 st . Overnight, Australia saw 3 new cases in New South Wales and 4 in Victoria. The country has a total of 7,274 cases with the 3 most recent cases all being from unknown sources.
New Zealand plans to open a travel bubble between the two countries when conditions improve in some states.
New Zealand, Australia’s neighboring country declared itself free of the coronavirus
New Zealand, Australia’s neighboring country declared itself free of the coronavirus however, its international borders remain closed. This restriction has hit the tourism industry severely. New Zealand plans to open a travel bubble between the two countries when conditions improve in some states.
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“Before we went to lockdown, we were talking about getting out of it and having a bubble of success between both countries,” said New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters.
“Let’s not restrain the movement between our two countries based on the slowest state in Australia,” he added.