On Monday in Sydney, Australia’s most populous city, a 107-day, nearly four-month lockdown ended. Fully vaccinated people can now go to the restaurant, bar, gym, library and swimming pool. The decision came after the state of New South Wales, where Sydney is located, passed the 70 percent mark of fully vaccinated people over 16 years of age. The lockdown was imposed at the end of June due to the growth in infections due to the spread of the delta variant.
On the Australian territory, however, various restrictions are still active: for example, large gatherings are prohibited and entry is still prohibited for tourists arriving from abroad. Across Australia, 82.4 percent of the population vaccinated over the age of 16 with at least one dose, while those fully vaccinated are 62.4 percent (in Italy we exceeded 80% of those over 12) .