A high vaccination rate of over 90% prevents the need for restrictive measures to celebrate Christmas


There is no need to take restrictive measures to celebrate Christmas, despite the increase in new cases of COVID-19 in Sydney, as the high rate of vaccination in the country helps keep people out of hospitals, the Australian Minister of Health stressed today.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said it is optimistic how Australia will not have to follow the Netherlands, which proceeded to impose a new strict lookdown for the Christmas and New Year period in order to limit the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

“We are entering summer, we have one of higher vaccination rates in the world and a very different state of affairs. “So we do not see this (lockdown) being possible for Australia,” Hunt told reporters during a televised interview.

The Netherlands, as he said, recorded higher number of infections and deaths compared to Australia during the pandemic and is now in the middle of winter, with cases of infections more likely to increase dramatically.

«We are well prepared and people continue resolutely“Or to do an amazing job,” said Hunt, referring to more than 90 percent of Australians over the age of 16 who have been fully vaccinated.

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales reported today, record number of 2,566 new cases of infection, with this number of cases being increased by 2,482 cases mentioned yesterday. The incidents entered in intensive remain in 28, while maintaining them in this small number is a “spectacularly positive” development, as stated by the state Prime Minister Dominique Perote.

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