Australian authorities confirmed that 30 people attended a party in which there was a case with the Delta variant of covid-19. 24 of the participants were infected and the other six, that they were vaccinated, they tested negative.
The information comes from the local ABC portal, who collected the words of the Minister of Health of New South Wales, Brad Hazzard.
“To emphasize how important vaccines are … none of those 24 people were vaccinated,” confirmed the health authority. The other six, meanwhile, would be health workers who had to be inoculated according to the local calendar.
“The early and strong indication of that party is that if you are vaccinated, it is much more likely that you will not be infected with covid-19“, He added, calling his population to approach the inoculation centers.
The Australian Department of Health specifies on its website that Australian people are receiving doses from Oxford / AstraZeneca and Pfizer / BionTech.
Since the pandemic began, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, Australia, which has managed to control the pandemic, records 30,560 cases and 910 deaths. The number of vaccinated with the complete scheme, meanwhile, exceeds 1.2 million people.
The DW reported that several regions of Australia increased social restrictions on Monday with the aim of curbing the expansion of an outbreak linked to the Delta variant of covid-19, which forced the confinement of Sydney, the most populous city in the country.
“It is a critical moment,” said the Treasury minister, Josh Frydenberg, in an interview this Monday with the public network ABC before the meeting of the national security committee to address the new health crisis.
The new outbreak was described by Frydenberg as “a new phase of the pandemic”, commenting that the Delta variant, detected mid-month in Sydney, “is more contagious and dangerous” than previous strains.
In the state of New South Wales, its government reported that the focus of Sydney, a city that is confined to the surrounding areas until July 9, recorded 18 new infections on Monday, followed by another 30 on Sunday, bringing a total of 124 local cases since the beginning of the last outbreak.
In the contiguous state of Queensland, which reported two cases of covid-19 on Monday, one of them with the Delta variant, the authorities ordered the mandatory use of face masks and limits to the capacity of restaurants, among other measures.
The other states and territories of Australia, where no cases of covid-19 have been reported in recent days, limited travel to their jurisdictions from regions affected by the virus to prevent contagion.
Meanwhile, New Zealand suspended its quarantine-free travel bubble with all of Australia until at least Tuesday.