A SECOND wave of coronavirus is feared for hitting Australia as a spike and Australians are warned to avoid hot spots at all costs.
The country has so far escaped the high number of casualties worldwide after swift action to close its borders and strict measures of social distance.
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Australia has gradually lifted the bans after registration, under 7,500 Covid-19 cases and 100 deaths.
But there are fears of a second wave of the virus could have struck after a spike in infections in Victoria.
The state has registered 16 new cases in the past 24 hours – with 12 of them spreading across the transmission community, Victoria, health minister Jenny Mikakos said.
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Mikakos revealed: “Of 16 new cases, six are linked to known outbreaks, four are detected in the quarantine hotel, five have been detected by routine testing, and one is under investigation.”
” A RISK “
In the past week, 116 from Australia’s new case – 83% of them have been presented in the state of Victoria.
When asked about the issue of the epidemic could be called a “second wave,” chief medical officer Brendan Murphy said there was no “formal definition” of this situation.
He said, “If this notch broke and we had several hundred cases, that would be the kind of situation I would be extremely interested in.
“But there is no official definition of the second wave – it’s a concept, where the epidemic is such that you don’t think public health measures can easily be controlled in the short term.”
He says he has “great confidence” in the government of victoria in response to the rise in polio cases.
But he admitted the epidemic has caused serious concern. ”
He said yesterday: “This home for Victoria does not concern us, no question about it.
“The rate of climb and the fact that it was community transportation caused a lot of concern.”
” DO NOT GO “
Other states are concerned that the epidemic may spread beyond Victoria.
New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian urged locals to avoid going to hot spots.
She said, “At this point, the advice is not to go to these hotspots. Do not go to hotspots.
“Review your plans. Reconsider what you are doing. ”
And Western Australia Prime Minister Mark McGowan said he planned to announce the lifting of border controls with eastern states today on August 8.
” PUT ON HOLD “
But he said that the Victoria epidemic saw these plans scrapped.
He said, “With the situation and Victoria, based on our health advice, we decided to put him on hold.”
An infectious disease expert last month warned Australia could expect coronavirus cases to “fly away” if, as these bans have been lifted.
Dr. Dena Grayson said in closing the country of social distancing restrictions that could cause a second wave.
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She said, “Now is really not the time for Australia to let go of the brake pedal.
“My concern is to let your foot off the brake pedal and therefore many people will die.
“This virus is very contagious, and I think you are going to see new cases really skyrocket.”
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