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COVID update includes trial of home quarantine

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When media were told that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian would be at today’s 11am update, we expected big news – the Premier said last week she would only attend the updates if it were important news.

Ms Berejiklian didn’t appear to have anything extraordinary to say and it was business as usual.

To 8pm last night, NSW recorded 1,284 new local cases and 12 deaths, including two people in their 20s.

Two cases were acquired overseas – 1245 people are hospitalised and there are 228 in ICU and 112 requiring ventilation.

NSW has reached 80.7 per cent of first dose of vaccination, getting closer to the 80 per cent required fully vaccinated.

Stuart Ayres, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney has also announced in the next couple of weeks the trial of home quarantine.

‘Today is a new step to reopen NSW to the rest of the world,’ said Minister Ayres.

This trial will take place in NSW for four weeks with 125 people.

NSW Government, with the help of the Police, will choose a range of different people and different types of accommodations to target the best solution.

Whether, families, couple, or single people from different ages, will be able to home quarantine by the end of the month, and will be informed before arriving, explained Minister Ayres.

Police will check people who will home quarantine, using different technologies such apps.

Home quarantine will be exclusively for fully vaccinated people, while keep using hotel quarantine.

Deputy Premier John Barialro has announced that to 8pm, there were no new cases in the Northern Rivers – NNSWLHD.


 

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1 COMMENT

  1. I’m sure most people know & understand ‘home quarantine’ in this ‘neck’ of the woods
    so I can’t see why we have so many divisions. Tracking usefulness? Now that starts to
    sound like an off-and-on jail satire – 1984 bedrock law. I am not impressed.

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