As we reported earlier, the curfew in Sydney’s 12 native authorities areas of concern will elevate tonight, following a advice from well being authorities and police.
However Premier Gladys Berejiklian mentioned throughout Wednesday morning’s COVID-19 press convention it was “too dangerous” to ease different coronavirus restrictions in these areas, such because the authorised employee checklist and the two-hour cap on outside recreation for the totally vaccinated.
“The most effective recommendation we have now is that it’s too early and too dangerous to do something additional right now,” she mentioned, including that lifting the curfew was a “token of our appreciation” for the state hitting 80 per cent first-dose vaccination for individuals aged 16 and over – largely off the again of very excessive charges of vaccination in these areas.
“Please do not forget that we have now roughly 2.2 million individuals in these areas of concern. Even having 20 per cent of them not vaccinated is about 400,000 individuals; that’s lots of people,” the Premier mentioned.
In regional NSW, there have been 46 instances in Illawarra-Shoalhaven, 27 within the Hunter, 11 on the Central Coast, 10 in far west NSW, six in western NSW, seven in southern NSW and two within the Murrumbidgee district.
Earlier within the press convention, NSW Chief Well being Officer Kerry Chant mentioned virus fragments had been detected in sewage at Younger within the state’s south, which resulted within the identification of an individual who frolicked in that neighborhood whereas infectious.
The LGAs of concern are: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta and Strathfield.
Penrith can also be an LGA of concern within the following suburbs: Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair and St Marys.