Michael Gunner, Australia’s Northern Territory chief minister, announced Wednesday that unvaccinated people are not allowed to leave their homes to go to work or exercise.
“The fully vaccinated can continue as they were. For people who are not vaccinated, lockdown rules will apply to everyone 16 and above,” Gunner said. “If you are not fully vaxxed, stay home. You are at greater risk of catching COVID, becoming ill, and needing hospital care. You may only leave home for three reasons.”
Under the territory-wide lockdown, which went into effect Thursday and will remain in place through Monday, unvaccinated people may only leave their homes to seek medical treatment, buy essential goods and services, or provide care and support for someone who cannot take care of themselves. Furthermore, there is a caveat that stipulates that individuals must be within 30 km from their homes at all times unless they are traveling to a hospital.
“There are only three reasons to leave the home now, not five. Work is not a reason to leave the home for the unvaccinated, the chief health officer has also determined that restriction of movement is critical right now and that one hour of exercise for the next four days is not essential. Remember, these restrictions apply to only those who are not fully vaccinated.”
The Northern Territory reported 256 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday.
Austrian police conducted nationwide raids Wednesday against those suspected of selling fraudulent vaccination passes.