At the moment Australia has a large Delta covid outbreak, and a small Alpha outbreak. Not that our numbers are all that big in comparison to other countries – there are 455 people with covid in Australia at the moment (and that includes those who are in hotel quarantine after arriving in Australia – every international arrival has to spend 14 days in hotel quarantine at their own expense when they arrive in Oz). In total, we’ve had 22,880 cases since the pandemic started (and sadly, 910 deaths).
What is different for those of us in the territory I live in (the Australian Capital Territory) is this is the first time since the pandemic began that we have had to wear masks when out and about (public indoor spaces, public transport and any large gatherings outdoors). We don’t actually have any cases here, the masks are just a precaution in case someone brings covid into the territory (and as of midnight tonight they will no longer be mandatory again). In fact, today marks one whole year (yes, 365 days) since we have had a locally acquired case of covid in out territory. Touchwood that doesn’t change.
We’ve had a combination of luck and good management for which I am very grateful. How’s covid life where you are?