Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered EZFKA into lockdown for a month, after NASA stated the Hubble space telescope had detected what appeared to be coronavirus on Proxima Centauri.
The planet, located within the Alpha Centauri star system, displayed what appeared to be COVID fragments, sparking serious concerns among National Cabinet.
Morrison said that Australians couldn’t afford to be complacent and that lockdown was the only sure way of beating the virus.
“The accusations that lockdowns are purely a political and economic tool to beat the middle class into submission are just dead wrong,” Morrison said.
“We have a very serious threat to Australia’s biosecurity here, and it is important that we stop the spread.”
“I am aware that supra-luminal travel is not yet possible for us, but we have to factor in the fact that 4.37 light years is not that far away at all.”
This is the 2nd time Morrison has locked Australia down due to extra-terrestrial COVID threats. A 5-day snap lockdown was called by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews after the Mars Perseverance Rover located COVID fragments on Mars, shortly after landing.