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New virus outbreak in Australia

In the Australian state of New South Wales, 3,057 new cases of coronavirus were recorded on Monday. It’s the highest daily number for any Australian state during the pandemic.

However, state leader Dominique Perrottet is calling for calm and saying relatively few people are receiving care for covid-19 in hospitals and intensive care units.

The epidemic will not go away, we must learn to live with it, he says, according to ABC News.

During December, restrictions were lifted in large parts of Australia as the vaccination rate increased – more than 90 per cent of all Australians aged over 16 received two doses, according to health authorities.

However, it was announced on Tuesday that, among other things, oral protection requirements would be reintroduced in the Australian Capital Territory where the capital Canberra is located. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison does not think it is necessary to go back to the way it was.

“We have to get away from harsh strategies and we have to treat Australians like adults,” Morrison said during a news conference.

– We won’t go back to closing. And he continues: We are moving forward to live with this virus with a common sense and under responsibility.

The rapid lockdowns and strict restrictions so far during the pandemic have helped Australia keep the spread of infection at a low level compared to other countries. In total, Johns Hopkins University has recorded less than 255,000 cases of COVID-19 and 2,146 deaths, over a nearly 26 million population.

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A total of about 4,600 cases were reported in Australia on Tuesday, also a new high.