Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country had defeated the third infectious wave of acute respiratory infections COVID-19.
Mr. Morrison convened a Cabinet meeting on January 22, with the participation of leaders of states and territories, to discuss Australia’s current response to the epidemic.
Speaking to the press after the session, Mr. Morrison affirmed: “We have defeated the third wave.”
A third wave of infections has erupted from Sydney’s northern beaches, reducing travel to New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland from early January 2021 to stave off the variant threat. new of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
However, as of January 22, Australia recorded for the fifth consecutive day there were no cases of infection.
At the meeting, the Cabinet also discussed the vaccine program, scheduled for mass vaccination in Australia from February next, as well as problems with Pfizer’s vaccine supply amid rising demand.
Mr. Morrison said now vaccine needs all over Europe and elsewhere are very large so “we can start small-scale vaccinations before we can do more mass vaccination.”
Currently, many Australian states have proposed to increase the admission of repatriated citizens.
However, Prime Minister Morrison affirmed that the highest priority of the federal government and localities is to ensure the highest safety for the people.
Therefore, the limit on the number of returnees on return flights will not change until the next Open Federal Cabinet meeting in the middle of next month.
According to the Australian Government, from mid-September 2020 up to now, the country has provided flights and arranged quarantine facilities to welcome nearly 79,000 people back home.
At the present time, more than 40,000 people are still stranded abroad and want to return soon./.