This is a very serious statement, of course… But it’s honest, and there’s no wait-and-see.
Australian borders may not open to tourists for the whole of 2021. Despite vaccination. Brendan Murphy, Australia’s chief medical officer of health, announced. This is reported today by many of the world’s media.
The doctor official expressed doubt about the vaccine’s ability to prevent the spread of the virus.
“We will continue to have significant border restrictions for most of this year. The quarantine will continue for some time,” Murphy said on a national television channel.
Australian borders were closed to all non-resident aliens on 20 March 2020.
It was planned to remain in force until the end of 2020, but later consideration of lifting it was postponed until mid-March 2021.
To date, 28,708 people have been reported infected with the coronavirus in Australia. Since 25 January, when the continent confirmed the diagnosis of its first infected person, 909 people have died of complications from the virus. A total of 25,918 patients have recovered.