Record 532 cases of infection with coronavirus in days identified in the southern Australian state of Victoria, which became the focus of the spread of the disease in the country in 24 hours, six persons died, said state Premier Dan Andrews.
The mark of 500 cases per day, the state has not previously been crossed: the last "record" after new outbreaks were detected on 22 July, then ill 484 people.
Soldiers of the Australian defence force joined police in patrolling the streets of Melbourne in Victoria, where a growth of cases of infection with coronavirus have introduced mandatory wearing of protective masks, according to the news portal.com.au.
Failure to comply with the new rules when leaving the house, residents will be fined 200 Australian dollars (140 U.S. dollars). Police and military patrol the streets with gloves and masks, some of them also wear safety glasses.
The Australian state of Victoria has recorded a record day for the 484 cases of infection with coronavirus, two more people died, according to channel Nine News, citing Prime Minister of the state.
The previous record in the state of 317 cases were recorded last week.
Six prisons in the Australian state of Victoria on Tuesday were forced to close the doors after the infection of the member of one of the prisons coronavirus, reports channel ABC News.
It is reported that the infected employee worked in a correctional center Ravenhall in the suburbs of Melbourne, which is the largest prison in Victoria.
The state government of Victoria in Australia Wednesday introduced the compulsory wearing of medical masks in Melbourne and the Mitchell district amid rising cases of infection with coronavirus new type, according to channel 7 News.
Failure to comply with the new rules when leaving the house, residents will be fined 200 Australian dollars (140 U.S. dollars). Exceptions are made for people with medical contraindications children under 12 years of age and for those who can't wear masks in connection with the activity.
The total number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Australia has increased over four days to more than a thousand, said the acting chief sanitary doctor of the country Paul Kelly.
The previous day, according to Ministry of health on 16 July, the country was found 330 new cases of infection. Two days before that, as of July 15, the daily increase amounted to 244. According to the July 14, physicians recorded in Australia 270 new cases per day. The country has died more than 100 people with COVID, more than 8 thousand recovered.
The Australian state of Victoria have recorded during the day, a record 317 cases of infection with coronavirus, reports channel ABC.
Two more people died from the coronavirus. On Wednesday, the state had spent more than 28.6 thousand tests.
China reserves the right to take appropriate action in connection with the announced Australia's measures in respect of Hong Kong because of the national security act, said Thursday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.
Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Australia suspends extradition agreements with Hong Kong after the entry into force of the law on national security. According to the statement of Morrison, the decision on suspension of the agreement with Hong Kong due to the fact that this law "represents a fundamental change of circumstances". In addition, Australia has provided the opportunity for students, work from Hong Kong who are currently in Australia to stay for another five years and apply for a permit for permanent residence.
The shops of the second largest Australian city of Melbourne were again faced with a shortage of goods after re-introduction quarantine at the COVID in Victoria, some introduce restrictions on the purchase, according to local television station 7 News.
The state government of Victoria on the recommendation of the chief sanitary doctor on Tuesday announced the re-introduction of quarantine due to the rapid growth of cases of infection COVID-19. Within six weeks, melburnians will be able to leave home only to buy food and basic necessities to help or care for others. You will also be able to go out for sports and study or work, if you can not do this home remotely.
Police in Australia launched an investigation into three cases of detection of foreign objects in products in the supermarket, police said the state of South Australia.
According to a press release from 27 June to 1 July there have been three such incidents in the store Woolworths in the Mall in the suburbs of Adelaide.
The Australian government decided Wednesday to close the border between the States of Victoria and New South Wales due to record growth cases COVID-19, reports ABC TV channel with reference to the Prime Minister of the state of Victoria Dan Andrews.
Andrews said during a press conference that the state of Victoria was recorded 127 new cases of infection with coronavirus - a record for the state. Two more people died from COVID-19 in the state, thus the number of victims in Australia has reached 106.
The Australian police have raided the home and office of the Deputy of the Parliament of the Australian state of New South Wales labour Sakata Musulmana in connection with his alleged links with the Communist party of China, according to the newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald.
According to the publication, the searches were conducted in the investigation of the National security intelligence service (ASIO) about the alleged influence of the Chinese government on Australian policy. In addition to a search, law enforcement also conducted the interrogation of the Deputy in his office.
The new deaths of patients with confirmed coronavirus recorded in Australia for the first time in a few weeks, the newspaper reports Sydney Morning Herald.
It is noted that the deceased – a man aged about 80 years, residing in Victoria. The total number of deaths in the state reached 20, the newspaper notes.
About seven thousand people in several cities of Australia taking part in demonstrations in support of refugees and the movement Black Lives Matter who are against the violence against black people, reports the Australian television and radio ABC.
Demonstrations and protests were held in Perth, Darwin, Rockhampton, Brisbane and Melbourne. The largest rally in support of Black Lives Matter was held in Perth – according to preliminary data, in it have taken part about 5 thousand people. Demonstrators wore masks and kept between the recommended distance. In Darwin to protest came about two thousand people. In Brisbane, to Express support for the imprisoned refugees, there were about 100 people in Melbourne about 20 people in Sydney is about 60.
The Australian police prevented the holding of the Sydney protests associated with the movement Black Lives Matter who are against the violence against black people, reports the SBS.
As stated in the description of the action in Facebook, a demonstration was organized in support of prisoners of the Sydney jail, against which informed the prison authorities used tear gas to end the riots in the prison yard. After that, the prisoners put letters on the ground BLM relating to the movement Black Lives Matter.
The Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison said that the continuation of the protests is unacceptable, the demonstrators who violate the regulations in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection, should be held accountable, according to the ABC radio and television.
"Definitely, any further action in this direction will be totally unacceptable. The double standards that the protesters allow themselves, appearing (on the shares) to violate, I think, not without reason, the rights of Australians across the country", - said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison has accepted the invitation of the President of the United States Donald trump to take part in the G7 summit, the Australian newspaper reports, citing a statement the office of the Australian Prime Minister.
According to the statement, during a telephone conversation trump has invited the Australian Prime Minister to participate in the summit. Last year, Australia also participated in the G7 summit at the invitation of the French side.