Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge
Until recently, Australia had been praised for its strict lockdowns, lengthy border closures, and quarantine norms over COVID-19. But outbreaks of the highly-contagious Delta variant have changed that scenario. Infections are rising significantly in several states and more than half of the Australian population is again under lockdown. A sluggish vaccination program has further increased frustration among the Aussies.