Friday, September 17, 2021

The Victorian Government Develops a Plan for the “Vaccination Economy”

The Premier of Victoria, Dan Andrews, is working on a plan to provide more freedom to vaccinated Australians in his state, and to “knock out others who refuse to be vaccinated in stadiums, movie theaters and bars.” “.

Andrews confirmed that discussions with the industry are underway to understand how the so-called “vaccination economy” will work, and once the lockdown is lifted, the required technology will be tested in Victoria.

He also confirmed that the state government is developing a family isolation plan to bring stranded Victorian residents home from the blocked neighboring state of New South Wales.

The focus in Victoria this week shifted from the number of virus cases to the number of vaccinations, as the authorities admitted that the state could not return to zero COVID-19 cases.

Data on Saturday confirmed that Victoria has received more than 2,553,000 vaccinations.

“We will not reduce it to zero. This does not mean that the rules do not exist. In some ways, we have to work harder,” Andrews Said.

The Prime Minister continued to push people to accept 50,000 available AstraZeneca appointments, noting that this means they can be fully vaccinated in six weeks, as the time interval for the second dose has been adjusted.

Although 4 million doses of Pfizer drugs poured into Australia this month as part of the swap agreement with the UK, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the agreement on Friday.

Starting from Monday, another 50,000 priority vaccinations will be provided to Victorian high school students, and temporary vaccination centers will be set up in several schools.

Most of the state’s restrictions will continue to be effective until at least 70% of eligible Victorians are fully vaccinated, although 70% will receive some probation after the first dose of the vaccine.

The state is expected to reach its original target on September 23, but has since been revised to September 18.

Victoria reported 190 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, giving residents an idea of ​​what life might be like once the state reaches its vaccination goals.

Information from the health department on Saturday included 103 new cases of the virus related to other known cases.

There are 1,301 active cases in Victoria.

The latest daily number of cases is lower than the 208 reported the day before, which is the highest number since August 22.

AAP contributed to this report.

Caden Pearson is a journalist based in Australia with a background in screenwriting and documentaries.Contact him at [email protected]

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

The Victorian Government Develops a Plan for the "Vaccination Economy"
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