Construction is underway at Melbourne’s ‘Center for National Resilience,’ which is the name given to a new quarantine camp in Mickleham. The camp is set to open by the end of the year.
While the Mickelham camp is under construction, other camps are already in use.
A former mining camp near the northern tip of the country, in a place called Howard Springs, is currently being used as a temporary home for hundreds of residents who are being forced to wait around in order to prove they’re Covid-free.
In a viral TikTok video, a man staying in the camp described what his stay was like there.
“I’m just waiting patiently to be fed, it’s like when you shake the bag of dog treats and the dogs come running.”
According to a recent report from the Atlantic, many residents of Australia will be forced to download an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. If they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person.
The Australian state of Victoria has also announced that they will begin to bar unvaccinated people from participating in the economy, according to Premier Dan Andrews.
Melbourne residents, who make up the vast majority of the state’s population, live under a 9 PM to 5 AM curfew and cannot leave their homes except to work, buy food, or receive Covid vaccinations.
When the lockdown is lifted, Prime Minister Andrews said future restrictions will apply only to those not vaccinated.
“There will be a vaccinated economy, and you can participate in it if you are vaccinated,” Andrews said. “We will move to block people who are not vaccinated and could be vaccinated to protect the health care system.
In Australia, only the fully vaccinated will be able to participate in church services. The churches will also have the maintain a four square meter social distancing rule.