More than half of Australia’s 25 million population is under lockdown after a third state-imposed movement restriction on Tuesday to contain the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant. Australia’s coronavirus case numbers and deaths are well below other developed nations, but the country’s use of lockdowns due to a sluggish vaccination rollout is putting pressure on the national government with polls at their lowest in a year and just months before elections are due to be held. read more South Australia, a state of 1.8 million people, imposed a seven-day lockdown after detecting five infections linked to a returned traveler, just as neighboring Victoria state extended a five-day lockdown by a week after it failed to stop new cases. “We hate putting these restrictions in place but we believe we have one chance to get this right,” South Australia premier […]