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Australia imposes strict new virus measures as early successes unravel

August 3, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

About 5 million people in Australia's second-most populous city Melbourne are contending with some of the harshest restrictions ever imposed on the city, after authorities declared a "state of disaster" on Sunday.

(CNN)About 5 million people in Australia's second-most populous city Melbourne are contending with some of the harshest restrictions ever imposed on the city, after authorities declared a "state of disaster" on Sunday.

The state of Victoria, of which Melbourne is the largest city, recorded 429 Covid-19 infections on Sunday, down from 671 cases the day before, according to Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton.

About 250,000 people are already out of work because of virus in the state of Victoria, and the new industry restrictions mean that number will likely double, Andrews said.

Ben Fessey, 30, an agricultural commodity broker living in Melbourne said there was a "heavy mood on the streets" before the new restrictions went into place on Sunday.

Andrews said on Sunday, the state has 760 "mystery cases," where "we cannot trace back the source of that person's infection. "

"Both public health experts from the Victorian team and those on a national level will spend the next day or two looking at the data at the six-week point, the halfway point of the stay-at-home orders that we put in place," said Andrews, in a daily health press briefing.

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