Australia was praised worldwide for maintaining control over the pandemic that started in 2020, but this year despite the lockdown, Australia has completely failed to stop the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant infection. The country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologized for the sluggish Kovid-19 vaccination. New South Wales, the country’s most populous state, has reported the highest number of infections in the past 16 months.
Big blow to the economy due to lockdown
Morrison has apologized for his flaws during a press briefing. In one of his statements, he expressed regret and said that we have not been able to achieve the target set earlier this year, for which I apologize. At the same time, economic affairs expert in the country, Josh Frydenberg, said that due to the restrictions, about $ 300 million was being lost every day. Despite this, the vaccination figure in the country remained only 15 percent, due to which there is an atmosphere of anger among the public. Let us tell you, Australia is giving less than 1.5 lakh vaccines every day. This figure is very low compared to other developed countries.
Target will be achieved by the end of the year
Regarding the sluggish vaccination in the country, the government says that it will meet its target for vaccination by the end of 2021, because millions of vaccine doses from Pfizer and Moderna are expected to arrive in the country in the coming days.
infection increased despite lockdown
In the country’s most populous state, New South Wales, 129 new cases of infection have been registered, this figure is the highest number of infections in the last 16 months. At the same time, it is feared that more cases may be registered. Most of the cases of infection have been recorded in Sydney, while the strict lockdown has been going on here for the last 4 weeks. At the same time, restrictions have also been imposed in Victoria for the last 2 weeks, 26 new cases of infection have been registered here.