Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 30.

Fauci warns of “false complacency” over low corona death rate

Healthcare professionals appear to be entering the Melbourne Public Housing Towers Complex on July 8 in Melbourne. Darrian Traynor / Getty Images

The Australian state of Victoria recorded 134 new cases of corona on Tuesday, raising the total number of infections in the state to 2,942, Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced on Wednesday.

Among the new cases, 123 are under investigation, while 11 are linked to limited cases.

A total of 75 people from the nine public housing towns in Melbourne have tested positive, Andrews said, adding that more than a million tests have now been conducted in the state since January 1.

Melbourne and Mitchell Seir, a Victorian suburb, will be locked in Stage 3 from 11:59 p.m., which means residents will no longer be allowed to leave their homes unless it is shopping. care, exercise or work, for six weeks, the prime minister announced on Tuesday.

“I think a sense of complacency has come over us as we let our frustrations get the better of us. I think everyone knows someone who hasn’t followed the rules properly.” I think everyone knows we have no choice but to take very, very difficult steps, “said Andrews.

In a statement on Wednesday, the state government said Victoria Police would also dramatically increase police presence in and around Metropolitan Melbourne to enforce the lock, including 264 members of the Australian Defense Forces helping ground operations.

Police will continue to visit the home and patrol public spaces across Victoria, according to the statement.

Victoria Police has carried out 810 on-site inspections in the last 24 hours on homes, businesses and unnecessary services across the state, the government said.

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