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Fortunately (at the moment) where I live in Sydney is not so adversely affected.......CBC was reporting that Australia is having Covid problems. High rises locked down with no one allowed in or out. Tough times in Melbourne. Thinking of Pilgrim!!
Here is the link for those interested - More than 3,000 Melbourne public housing residents placed into 'hard lockdown'
I have long observed that there is a slight difference in the way Aussie governments view crisis. Individual freedom is not as highly prized as it is in most other western countries. New Zealand has a similar mentality. (Possibly because as two island countries in the southern oceans we see disease etc as coming from "over there".)
New Zealand went straight into lockdown -and we had a modified lockdown.
With opening up, Victoria has seen an increasing number of community acquired infections. As it's occurring in public big housing department buildings it is thought that it could easily spread. (Use of elevators, laundries, etc) -so it's now complete lockdown for those buildings.
We have been successful in preventing overseas infection in Sydney by having returning citizens placed under lockdown for two weeks in hotels -under the control of the military and police forces. Testing etc occurred under quarantine. By contrast many other countries had a policy of "self isolation" -which wasn't as affective.