COVID UPDATE – THURS – 38 NEW NSW CASES – HIGHEST DAILY RISE SO FAR - DON’T VISIT FAMILY OR FRIENDS
“The saddest message … is those with the virus are passing it on to those who they love most,” says Premier Gladys Berejiklian today at 11am as the government urges people to stay at home, don’t visit extended family, and do not visit friends.
Family means only the household you live in, says Premier, not extended family.
There was a palpable sense of heightened concern from the Premier, the Chief Medical Officer and Police Commissioner at this morning’s media conference as cases rise – today sees the biggest daily rise since the lockdown began, many of them who have been infectius while out in the community.
The Premier gave a warning to suburbs – including those in the Hawkesbury – that “just because your suburb doesn’t have any cases of the virus doesn’t mean you won’t get that, doesn’t mean you will not be spreading the virus”.
“You can’t live with the Delta variant unless you have a certain proportion of population vaccinated.
“This variant is a game-changer,” said the Premier.
Dr Kerry Chant, chief medical officer says, “if granny says she wants a visit, please do it on the phone or Facetime. Use digital or phone options. One person should be making the care and compassionate visits.”
Dr Chant said if going out for essential shopping, do not browse, just get in and get what you need and then go home. She said “whenever you can, shop online”.
The Premier said, “if you have the mildest of symptoms you don’t go out of your house or to your workplace. The only reason you should be leaving you home is to get a Covid test.”
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