Fear and scaremongering at its worse.
“Berejiklian tightened lockdown restrictions on Friday, warning the state’s low vaccination rate of 9 percent meant it would “see thousands and thousands of hospitalisations and deaths” if the virus was allowed to circulate.”
There’s no data shared around the symptoms experienced by the cases reported. How many are vaccinated, not vaccinated, hospitalised, life expectancy, health condition etc. Just general fear-based inaccurate statement.
The Australian state of New South Wales has reported 50 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, as the state premier warns “things will get worse before they get better” in Sydney’s growing outbreak.
Thirty-seven of the cases were in the community for at least some of their infectious period, including 26 who were in the community for all of their infectious period.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the number of people infectious in the community was “the number we need to get down to as close to zero as possible”.
“The only conclusion we can draw is that things are going to get worse before they get better,” she said.
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The cases came from about 42,000 tests in the 24 hours to 8pm Friday.
Berejiklian tightened lockdown restrictions on Friday, warning the state’s low vaccination rate of 9 per cent meant it would “see thousands and thousands of hospitalisations and deaths” if the virus was allowed to circulate.
Exercising in groups is now limited to two people within their local government area or 10 kilometres of home. People over 18 must carry proof of their address when heading outdoors for recreation and show it to a police officer if required.
Carpooling and browsing in shops is not allowed. Only one person per household each day may leave the home for shopping and, from Sunday, funerals will be limited to 10 people.
The number of people identified as close contacts and placed in strict isolation doubled to 14,000 on Friday, with 2000 linked to Ikea Tempe. Anyone who visited the store on July 6 is required to quarantine for 14 days.
A number of new exposure sites were listed on Friday night. People at the following places at these times are close contacts and must strictly isolate for 14 days:
- Lab Bakery Cafe in Strathfield on Thursday, July 1, between 11.30am and 12.45pm.
- Direct Trade in Merrylands on Saturday, July 3, between 2.20pm and 2.50pm.
- Beacon Lighting in Bankstown on Thursday, July 8, between 8am and 9.30am.
- Oporto at Westfield Burwood on Sunday, July 4, between 1pm and 1.05pm.
- IKEA in Tempe on Tuesday, July 6, between 10am and 9pm.
- Terry White Chemmart in Revesby on Tuesday, July 6, between 8am and 3pm.
- Speed Medical Practice in Liverpool on Wednesday, July 7, between 11.15am and 11.45am.
- Decode Group Construction Excavation site on Parramatta Rd, Homebush, on Wednesday, July 7, between 7am and 3pm.
- St Andrews Pharmacy on Ballantrae Dr, St Andrews, on Wednesday, July 7, between 8.30am and 3.30pm.
- Wetherill Park Medical Centre at Stockland Shopping Centre on Wednesday, July 7, between 1.45pm and 2.30pm.
A number of new casual contact exposure sites in the eastern suburbs and inner west were also listed, including Barzura and Morning Glory cafes in Coogee, and Coles and Woolworths supermarkets in Ashfield, Mascot and Maroubra. Aldi supermarkets in Ashfield and Hoxton Park were also listed.
The government has urged the public to regularly check exposure site locations on the NSW Health website.
Last week, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced 300,000 extra vaccine doses would be fast-tracked to NSW to boost inoculations in southwest Sydney, targeting the “most vulnerable in the community”.
The doses will comprise equal components of both the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines.
Sydney Morning Herald