Australian authorities have confirmed 19,537 coronavirus cases and 1,447 deaths to date, with 26,278 currently active cases
The authorities of the Australian city of Sydney have put an end to the confinement decreed about four months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, which has led to the reopening of trade and the end of restrictions on meetings.
New South Wales Chief Minister Dominic Perrottet has called on the population to “be patient” and “treat others with kindness and respect.” “There will be many young people drinking beer and waiting tables, there will be many challenges, but I think everyone in good condition is happy after these hundred long days,” he valued.
Thus, he stressed that vaccination “is key in the opening” and has advanced that there could be “specific restrictions” in case there is a rebound in cases. “In terms of a state confinement, I think it will be a thing of the past,” he stressed, as reported by the Australian newspaper ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’.
“We have to learn to live with the virus. Vaccination rates are the key. We have been doing it in New South Wales and I want to thank everyone in the state for the enormous effort that they have made and that have allowed us to be here today, ”said Perrottet.
In this sense, the chief minister has pointed out that “he considers this day as a day of freedom”, although he has emphasized that the reopening “must be carried out in a measured and safe manner.” We cannot be closed. We have to learn to live with the virus, “he added.
Australian authorities have confirmed 19,537 coronavirus cases and 1,447 deaths to date, with 26,278 currently active. During the last 24 hours, 2,140 infections have been confirmed, including 496 in New South Wales.
On the other hand, about 82.4 percent of the population has received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 62.4 percent have the full schedule. In New South Wales the figures are 90.4 and 74 per cent, respectively.