Now it’s VEXIT: Map of Australia with Victoria cut off goes viral – after Melbourne coronavirus cases
- Victoria has removed a new map circulating on Facebook
- 36 suburbs in north Melbourne were closed at midnight on Wednesday
- The state registered 289 new cases since Monday and 77 infections on Thursday
Victoria has been brutally cut from a new map of Australia that has gone viral online – as Melbourne embarks on its second coronavirus lock.
The state has registered 289 new cases since Monday, with 36 suburbs in north Melbourne now shut down to curb the outbreak.
The closure lasts four weeks and took effect Wednesday from 11:59 PM, urging locals to avoid nonessential travel.
The map shared on Facebook nearly 1,000 times shows all of Australia, but a blank has been left between NSW and Tasmania.
Victoria has been brutally removed from a viral map of Australia when Melbourne begins its second coronavirus lock
“Download the new map of Australia,” the message read.
Many found the edited map hilarious, while others labeled the photo as inappropriate.
“I’ve always wanted to get this exact photo tattooed on me, I think I’ll get it done,” said one person.
“Why don’t we get rid of Tassie while we’re at it?” another joked.
“Not funny, we are not through it through no fault of ours,” said one of them.
People line up for a test site in Melbourne on Thursday (photo). Those who live in the coronavirus hotspots can only leave for food, work, school, care, and exercise
Officials are seen screening passengers from Melbourne to Sydney train at Central Station on Thursday (photo) after a woman arrived in anticipation of the COVID-19 test results
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 8,066
New South Wales: 3,211
Western Australia: 611
South Australia: 443
Australian Capital Territory: 108
Northern Territory: 30
TOTAL CASES: 8,066
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 458
“How’s this funny? People are getting sick, “someone wrote.
It comes after the Victorian government re-imposed home confirmations for 36 suburbs in ten zip codes, after 212 new cases of the deadly virus were registered in three days.
But the virus has already left the controversial city and spread across Australia, with an infected man traveling to Sydney and working in a Woolworths in Balmain.
Another infected person spent two weeks in the Melbourne hotel quarantine before traveling to Darwin.
After only four weeks of freedom, those residents will no longer be allowed to leave their homes, except for work and school, shopping, care and daily exercise.
Restaurants, gyms, pubs and all other non-essential services in the suburbs have to close again. Affected companies are compensated with a government grant of $ 5,000.
Residents of the ten zip codes are not allowed to go on vacation, and the government announced a support package for affected tourism businesses on Friday.
The police will enforce the orders with random vehicle checks similar to random breath tests and will impose fines on the spot.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said the shutdown was “very painful” and “harmful to businesses,” but stressed that it was necessary.
“If we don’t take these steps now, we’ll lock every zip code,” he said.
Police pull vehicles aside on July 2 at a checkpoint in Melbourne’s gated Broadmeadows suburb (photo)
This map shows the suburbs that will be placed on door-to-door orders from 11:59 p.m. Wednesday following a spike in coronavirus cases
In Victoria, there are 415 active cases with 20 patients in the hospital and four in intensive care.
On Thursday alone, 77 new cases were discovered – the largest number since the peak of the pandemic on March 31.
Of the 77 new cases, 13 have been associated with outbreaks, 37 were detected through routine testing, and 27 others are being investigated.
According to Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton, most cases are in virus hot spots.
“One of the problems is that people move around a bit. It is clear that people should, with the restrictions in force, limit their movement as much as possible. ‘
A health worker issues a coronavirus test in Melbourne on Thursday (photo) after 36 suburbs were closed
Which suburbs are closed?
3012 – Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
3021 – Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
3032 – Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore
3038 – Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
3042 – Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie
3046 – Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
3047 – Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
3055 – Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West
3060 – Fawkner
3064 – Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo