Military personnel were deployed on the streets of Sydney on Monday in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brisbane, out of respect for control.
Nearly 300 military personnel arrived in Sydney on the orders of NSW state police, which imposed a curfew on Australia’s largest city as it entered its sixth week of containment. This should continue until the end of August.
Authorities are trying to combat the delta variant outbreak of coronavirus in the city, with more than 3,600 cases reported since mid-June.
Thousands of contact cases were examined and asked to be kept alone for 14 days, but police felt they did not have enough staff to ensure strict compliance with the measure.
Participates in the distribution of military food parcels, conducting door-to-door operations to ensure that people respect loneliness.
“I want to emphasize that we work under police control,” said Brigadier Mick Garvey.
More than five million residents of the country’s largest city are only allowed to leave their homes and play sports, if they feel their job is needed or go to work to do their shopping.
But compliance with the sanctions is unequal and more and more penalties are being imposed.
Military forces have already deployed 250 troops to hotels and airports in New South Wales, as well as military reinforcements.
Residents of Brisbane, the country’s third-largest city, and parts of Queensland will be limited to August 8 in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 due to the delta variant.
So far, 29 cases of coronavirus contamination have been reported in Queensland.
The detention was initially due to be lifted on Tuesday.
“So the detention will be eight days. We hope it’s enough to identify the contact cases so that they can be detained in their homes,” said Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles.
Of the 25 million Australians, nearly 14% received a two-dose vaccine.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison set the vaccination rate at 80% of the eligible population before reopening the borders and avoiding possible control measures.
More than 34,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Australia, resulting in 925 deaths.