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NSW Govt promises ‘one extra freedom’ by week’s end

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has promised to grant NSW residents ‘at least one extra freedom’ by the end of the week as the State reaches the government target of a 60 per cent single-dose vaccination rate.

Despite the state recording 753 locally acquired COVID cases in the 24 hours to 8pm, Ms Berejiklian was upbeat at this morning’s daily press conference.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Photo ABC

‘I’m incredibly proud that in our darkest time we’re still moving forward,’ she said.

‘We’re looking at what we can do on Thursday or Friday in terms of rewarding our citizens.’

It is not clear what this easing of restrictions will involve, or whether it will apply to all NSW residents or only those who have been vaccinated.

It also appears that the lockdown more generally will continue into next week.

The Northern Rivers did not record any COVID doses yet again in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of the 753 cases recorded in the rest of the state, the vast majority were in southwest and western Sydney.

Fortunately no deaths were recorded during the period, though there are 107 people in intensive care.

Deputy Premier John Barillaro said that in regional NSW, the state’s west remained a focus of concern.

There were 36 cases in the western NSW local health district in the 24 hours to 8pm, including 26 in Dubbo and 14 in Wilcania.

‘We want to keep vaccination rates in the regions high,’ Mr Barillaro said.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. Life in the jail system, obey be good and there will be rewards ~ wtf why I am thinking rum corps, protection racket, Ponzi, police overtime, drug money, enforcer benefits.
    Freedoms for sale, freedoms traded, freedoms exchanged – The All Ord Freedom Index.
    F-off Gladys.

    Recall 5 September 2020 Freedom Day Byron – and whose who laughed.

    • You do NOT have permission to give COVID to another human being. If The Echo had been paying attention it is for vaccinated residents. Please go to China where they are forcing COVID test and vacciones on its citizens.

  2. For once I have to agree with you Siva, this is pretty patronising 🤢🤮 I think it’s just that the NSW LNP has to do something desperately to regain credibility and they’re just not used to talking to and courting the plebs. They automatically think they have to pitch to kindy level.

    This is all about re-election more than anything else – unfortunately it will probably work!

  3. what on earth makes the premier think she is entitled to ‘grant’ freedoms’ to well behaved, compliant nsw residents!! We’re not 3 year olds.(unless you think you are!) and our ‘freedoms’ are enshrined in law. That’s not her fucking job or her authority. F-off Gladys

  4. This is fascism folks, from a government that have already taken many liberties from us.
    We normally say love is the answer, but you Gladys, should be tarred & feathered, for sure karma is coming your way.
    We know who’s to blame for this, we didn’t all come down in the last shower.

  5. I WANT TO GET OUT OF LOCKDOWN BUT I DONT WANT SEVERE COVID SO I GOT VACCINATED. I ALSO LIVE IN A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY BUT I RESPECT THE FACT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO CANNOT HAVE A VACCINE BECAUSE THEY NEED PFIZER. I AM JUST A NICE PERSON I GUESS. I CAN WAIT A BIT LONGER. OUR PREMIER COULD RESIGN AND WALK AWAY BUT SHE HASEN’T. DONT BLAME HER LOOK TOWARDS OUR PM WHO WAS STANDING ON THE TARMAC FOR THE FIRST DOSE OF PFIZER. HE WAS VACCINATED SO EARLY HE IS DUE FOR HIS BOOSTER WHILE A LOT OF VUNERABLE PEOPLE ARE STILL WAITING.

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