Around 3000 australians were on Saturday forced into isolation in Melbourne, according to the number of smittetilfælde with the coronavirus have begun to rise again.
It writes the AFP news agency.
The local authorities decided to isolate many people in their homes in the nine major housing estates in the northern part of the city and in the area of Flemington.
It happens after at least 23 residents of the buildings have been found infected with the coronavirus in recent days.
the Residents have, according to AFP told that the earliest to leave their home for five days.
- the Priority here is to find each and every smittetilfælde in the apartment buildings, so we didn't get an explosion in the number of infected, says the director of health services in the state of Victoria, Annaliese van Diemen, at a news conference Saturday to the news agency.
the Authorities in the area are especially worried that the nine apartment buildings, houses many of the state's most vulnerable citizens.
in Addition, according to the authorities high risk of contamination in the buildings, as they have common areas like elevators and laundry room.
Land Victoria has long had an infection with the coronavirus under control, but the past few weeks is the number of infected again started to rise.
Saturday registered the authorities in the state of 108 new cases of infection with coronavirus. It is the second highest since the infection broke out in march.
At a news conference Sunday promised Victoria's prime minister, Daniel Andrews, to all the residents of the neighbourhood unit will be financially compensated, while they are in lockdown. It writes the australian ABC News.
Already 2. July was the restrictions in Melbourne tightened for around 300,000 of the city's residents in several suburbs in an attempt to curb the infection.
At the press conference on Sunday says the prime minister, Daniel Andrews, also, that he expects to see an even greater increase in the number of infected people in the coming days.