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NSW COVID update: unclear if Byron will go back into lockdown

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Today at the 11am press conference, the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was not clear about the lockdown situation in the Byron and Northern NSW area.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said that there was a Queensland truck driver who tested positive in Tweed Heads. ‘He has been out and about in quite a few locations. He has been in Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Taree, Newcastle, Erina and Sydney. 
‘In Sydney he has been in a few places. Narrabeen, Manly, Fresh Water and Brookvale.
‘People need to be on high alert in those areas. That gentleman is now in our special health accommodation,’ said Mr Hazzard.

Byron lockdown?

Ms Berejiklian was asked directly about the situation in Byron Bay and would the new case send the area back into lockdown.

The Premier’s answer was: ‘We always rely on the health advice as to whether a regions go into lockdown. Secondly, all those situations extinguish on 11th of October. It then becomes about vaccinated people and unvaccinated people.’
It is possible the reason for the side stepping is that it is very likely that NSW Health will meet around noon today and there will be more on the issue this afternoon.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Did Byron Shire have a “case” which I’d interpret as “acquired in the local community” or just a visit from the same person whose exposure sites are listed from Sydney to the border.

    There is so much opacity in communications from NSW health. Are they so overwhelmed that they just don’t have the time to do the job properly. Surely that’s not the case for our LAHS?

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