Yesterday there was one new locally acquired COVID infection in our largest state of New South Wales. As far as I know there weren't any other infections aside from quarantined returning overseas travellers.
My state of five million people had some very serious COVID infection rates, to the point where it was becoming nearly impossible for contact tracers to keep up. When we reached a figure of over 700 we were severely locked down and in the greater Melbourne area we are at least for another week. However the good news is that today's figure was 14 new infections but still a sad number of some five deaths. Nine of yesterday's new infections were from households who broke the law by socialising and travelling further than the five kilometre limit. Shame on them.
The weather has been very pleasant this weekend and as Our Friend in Japan told us, wearing masks in warmer weather can be rather unpleasant and she wasn't wrong.
It was so disappointing to see so many people out and about with masks lowered below their noses and at times their mouths and even the odd one not wearing one at all. There was a stunning looking young man in our building's foyer when I went out for today's ISO walk and only later I twigged I would not have known that had he been wearing a mask. One resident, the husband of an Owners' Corporation committee member, is a COVID denier and she published on our building's website that she disassociated herself from his views and was not responsible for him not wearing a mask within the building. What a tosser!
I implore the people of my city and state of Victoria, stay the course as directed by our Chief Medical Officer and our state government. We don't want to go through this lock down again and if you don't behave, we will.