A left-leaning senior government representative will completely isolate those who are not immunized against the deadly disease on Sept. 5.
Daniel Andrews will soon prevent unvaccinated residents from working, shopping, attending events, and even seeking medical treatment in southeast Australia.
The Labor premier from the state of Victoria claimed those who do not take the jab will be locked out from participating in the economy as a whole.
“To protect the health system we are going to lock out people who are not vaccinated and can be,” he said in a video shared on YouTube. “For safety’s sake … as this becomes absolutely a pandemic of the unvaccinated, and we open everything up, it is not going to be safe for people who are not vaccinated to be roaming around the place [and] spreading the virus.”
In Australia, solitary confinement policies are primarily dictated by individual states and territories. Other restrictive measures include quarantine camps for those possibly infected with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus.
In addition to state-run camps, hotels are often used with police monitoring to ensure strict compliance with isolation orders. Each person in hotel quarantine is required to pay $1,850 for the mandatory two-week stay.
Different jurisdictions recently explored the possibility of isolating at home. However, one must still submit to remote control systems, involving facial recognition and geolocation surveillance.
The federal government previously resorted to military force in areas most affected by the CCP virus. Officials claim soldiers can prevent people from leaving home more than once a day.
Between late July and early August, authorities deployed 300 troops to knock on the doors of those testing positive to the virus.
The government hopes to achieve 80 percent vaccination across the national population of more than 25 million. If everything proceeds as planned CCP virus restrictions are promised to be relaxed by the end of 2021.
These measures contrast sharply with the strategy of South East Asian neighbor Singapore, where authorities have treated the CCP virus like an endemic, flu-like disease. BL understands there is no quarantine, testing, or daily statistical announcements. Close contacts of those infected are also not forced to self-isolate.
“It has been 18 months since the pandemic started, and our people are battle-weary,” Singapore Trade Minister Gan Kim Yong, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong and Health Minister Ong Ye Kung previously said. “All are asking: when and how will the pandemic end?”
The trio suspect the pandemic could last for several years to come.
“The bad news is that COVID-19 (CCP virus) may never go away,” they said. “The good news is that it is possible to live normally with it in our midst.”