Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer of Victoria Province, said that this variant is the rapidly spreading B1617.2. Due to this, a large number of people have been infected in India and Britain.
Australia has banned flights coming from all over the world to avoid Coronavirus. Even after this, a Delta variant of COVID-19 has been found in the country, which is called B1617.2. This new variant has been identified in Melbourne. Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer of Victoria Province, said that this variant is the rapidly spreading B1617.2. Due to this, a large number of people have been infected in India and Britain. Genome sequencing of two cases of corona cluster found in West Melbourne was done, after which this strain has been identified.
Professor Sutton said, the fact is that this is a different variant for other corona cases. This means that due to this no new cases have come up. This variant is not linked to any sequence cases from hotel quarantines or anywhere else across Australia. It is also not connected to Victoria or any areas under its jurisdiction. Four people are included in those infected with the delta variant, in which three people belong to the same family. This family consists of parents and a small child.
Where did the variant reach Australia, the officers involved in the investigation
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer said, Victoria’s health officials are working with counterparts in New South Wales and the capital, Canberra, to find out how this variant finally got here. He said that the matter of concern is that it is not related to other cases, but we are collecting information about all the primary cases that came in contact with that family. So that it can be found out from where this variant has come from. Victoria’s Corona Testing Commander Jeroen Weimar said that she believes all people who have been infected with the recent Delta variant have been placed in quarantine.
Strict lockdown is in force in Melbourne
Victoria is the second most populous state in Australia. In recent times, it has had to struggle due to new cases of corona. Since May 24, 65 new cases have been reported here, whereas before this, not a single case was reported for three months. This is the reason that rules like lockdown have been implemented here and the movement of people has been limited. Melbourne, on the other hand, is under complete lockdown and has entered the second week of strict lockdown. However, some restrictions have been relaxed in other areas of the state from Thursday night.
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