Peak in Australian COVID-19 cases “not a second wave”: health authority – Xinhua

CANBERRA, June 29 (Xinhua) – Australian officials have denied the country is in the middle of a “second wave” of COVID-19 despite a pandemic epidemic in Victoria State.

On Monday, Australian government nursing and midwifery official Alison McMillan said the case peak was “an epidemic in one part of the city” and congratulated the authorities on their handling of the recent epidemics.

“I heard, and we hear, a suggestion we see in Victoria, a second wave,” she said in an update on COVID-19.

“I want to reassure all Australians that while we are very concerned about what we are seeing in Victoria, we have an epidemic in one part of the city, in one state of the country.”

As of Monday afternoon, there have been 7,767 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia and the number of new cases in the past 24 hours is 85, according to McMillan.

Of the new cases, 75 are in Victoria.

“But it is very serious and we must all take note of it because we have warned that this pandemic is not over,” said McMillan.

On Sunday, the Victorian government announced that COVID-19 testing for travelers returning from hotel quarantine would become mandatory. Enditem

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