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Byron and Tweed lockdown to end at midnight!

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Original story:

The lockdowns in the Byron and Tweed local government areas will end at midnight tonight, with no further cases having been detected in either area.

New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard has just announced the end of the lockdowns in Byron and Tweed.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard made the announcement during this morning’s regular press conference.

Mr Hazzard also announced that the State as a whole had recorded 863 new COVID cases and seven deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Byron and Tweed went into lockdown last week after a member of a reality television show crew filming in the area visited a number of locations while infectious with the virus.

Both Shires will be under the restrictions in place across other regional areas not under stay-at-home orders.

Local Tweed MP, Geoff Provest said it was now incumbent upon the Queensland Government to reopen the border zone.

‘I would expect the Queensland Government to now restore the border zone that it previously reinstated earlier this month,’ he said.

‘It is safe and in the interest of communities on both sides of the State line.’

New local government area vaccination stats released on Monday show inoculation rates in the Tweed have risen in the past week from 71.7 per cent to 76.6 per cent for the first dose and from 45 per cent to 48.4 per cent fully vaccinated.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Thank god no cases but how much has the women from get me out of here cost our communities? All she gets is a few dollars in fines. Can we ban all off these crap tv shows from coming here in the first place. The community is over them and they are only third class TV.
    Can anyone confirm local Councils have the power to stop them. All our problems have been imported.
    With NSW coming outbound of lock down what is NSW doing to protect us from Mandy’s Unvaccinated QLD. Wake up Geoff – just do something to protect us!

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