RT NEWS.COM ————-By Staff ——————Tues., June 29, 2021
Four major Australian cities imposed strict restrictions on Tuesday, amid an outbreak of infections linked to the Delta strain of Covid-19, putting 10 million residents into lockdown in Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, and Sydney.
Perth began a four-day snap lockdown from midnight on Tuesday, while Brisbane will start a three-day stay-at-home order from Tuesday evening, joining Darwin and Sydney, which have already imposed the measures over a rise in infections.
Queensland’s state premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, stated that the restrictions in major cities were needed because “overseas arrivals” had brought the virus into the country.
Admitting that imposing the lockdown was “tough,” the regional official cited concern about fresh outbreaks in the country, with 23 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.