Australia begins to apply restrictive measures that provide for the closure of all non-essential services, after the threshold of 1,100 cases of Coronavirus positivity in the country has been exceeded. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, according to the ABC , announced Sunday night the closure of businesses such as pubs, gyms, clubs and places of worship starting today, Monday. After a few isolated cases of Covid-19 positivity detected in January, the number of infected in Australia seems to be growing faster than elsewhere, especially in the more populous states of New South Wakes and Victoria. New Zeland To stop the spread of Coronavirus, the New Zealand government has also decided to put the country in “lockdown”: at least for the next 4 weeks, according to the NZ Herald .
Starting at 11.59 am on Wednesday 25 March, schools and non-essential services will be closed throughout New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is aware of the extent of the measures, but is sure they could save the lives of tens of thousands of people. From the current level of alert 3, therefore, it will pass in 48 hours to level 4, with the indication to stay at home: “stay at home”. The decision follows the announcement by the health authorities of another 36 cases of contagion for Covid-19, bringing the total to 102. Most of the cases are attributable to trips abroad, but for two people who tested positive. This prompts officials to believe that this is a local outbreak. New Zealand, which has 5 million inhabitants, had already closed its borders to all non-residents.