COVID UPDATE – TUES – 172 NEW NSW CASES – 60 INFECTIOUS IN COMMUNITY – NEWS WED ON LOCKDOWN
COVID cases keep rising, and Premier Gladys Berejiklian flags a possible announcement tomorrow on what life will look like after this Friday, when five weeks of lockdown rolls around.
The Hawkesbury is still steady at 6 known cases of COVID.
“Restrictions and vaccines will be our recipe for freedom,” said the Premier this morning.
“We’ve seen critical workplaces and also households be the main generators of the virus transmitting and they’re the issues we need to focus in on.”
“But it’s also clear for us that we need to intensify our strategy to ensure that the population comes forward to get vaccinated.
“So these are all things that we will be considering when we announce what life beyond July 31 looks like.
“I’m hoping to make those announcements as early as tomorrow, to give people plenty of notice,” she said.
“I am looking forward to the day when we can live as freely as we did before this outbreak. There is no doubt the NSW government has to consider some difficult decisions,” she said.
"We need to get the number as close to zero as possible before we open up,” she added.
Some 84,486 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours across NSW.
169 people are in hospital with COVID, 46 are in ICU and 19 are on ventilators.
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