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September 20, 2021

Berejiklian’s 11am COVID update, August 20, 2021 – Sydney in lockdown until the end of September

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In a bid to further try to contain the virus, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said this morning that the Greater Sydney lockdown will continue until the end of September.

In her update today, Berejiklian said that there had been four deaths in the state since her last update.

‘Yesterday in New South Wales, 132,000 people came forward to get vaccinated, outstanding results. If we keep this rate going we will hit all our targets in relation to vaccination.

The Premier said that we are now at 5.6 million jabs in New South Wales. ’54 per cent of us have had least one dose and 29 per cent of our population is now fully vaccinated. These are great milestones that we’re hitting, and we can’t say enough how important it is for people to come forward and get vaccinated.

‘Yesterday in New South Wales, we had 642 cases of community transmission, at least 41 of those, and this number will go up as we further finalise the cases, at least 41 were infectious in the community during this time. Sadly four people lost their lives and we extend our deepest condolences to their loved ones.

‘The government is now about to announce measures to make sure we do everything we can we throw everything at getting the case numbers down, but also while we do that we put all our energies and getting the vaccination rates up.

‘From Monday at midnight, the greatest Sydney lockdown will extend until the end of September. The Central Coast and Shellharbour will be defined as regional

‘For rural and regional communities the lockdown is going until at least August 28, and we’re waiting on advice before we say anything more about that at this stage.’


 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. What I find mos distressing is Syndeysiders who are escaping and heading up to the regions. I have been told these morons are asking the accommodation providers not to report them.
    I say regardless of what they say they will pay, repor them and do it now.
    COVID-19 Delta Strain is not fake news, it is very real. If we regional dwellers want to have our lockdown ended, then we must keep these selffish, arrogant people away from us.
    Byron Bay sewerage treatment has yet again show traces of COVID, will it take the spread of this deadly disease to run rife through the Byron Bay area with the resulting deaths before anyone take the right course of action.
    Each and every one of us are responsible for the health and welfare of every one else. If you ignore a Law enforceable Health Directive, you are showing you do not care about your community. Please do the right thing, save your live and that of those you love.

  2. Berejiklian is an idiot and I am completely sick of her idiocy running pior state.
    When will people wake up to her mismanagement

    • Election time surely. Perhaps her Conservative mates will toss her out before then to save their shiny arses.
      She is infuriating.

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