Gladys still promises “additional freedoms” this week despite 919 cases
It is undoubtedly a dark day in NSW as the state broke previous records for the number of cases and confirmed 919 new cases in the past 24 hours. Despite the bad news, the Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian is still determined to announce the “one thing” fully immunized citizens can do now that the state has hit six million, and could reveal those changes as early as Thursday – it’s tomorrow, for those of you playing residence.
Gladys said the NSW government would make the announcements “tomorrow or the day after tomorrow” at the state’s daily press conference on Wednesday morning, noting that once vaccination milestones begin to be reached, things might seem to be easing up a bit.
“We argued that the most important figure for the future is the vaccination rate,” she said.
“As soon as we reach all of these milestones, we will have these additional freedoms. We are eager as a team to announce tomorrow or the day after tomorrow what for those who are fully vaccinated. “
She said that while the 919 new cases are alarming, it’s important to recognize that the hospitalization rate is relatively low, which is a result of the state’s exponential vaccination levels.
“The measure of how we are doing is keeping people out of the hospital and preventing people from dying,” she continued.
“This is the most important measure. But what’s also really important is when you have these high vaccination rates it adds protection and allows us to live more freely and gives us confidence to move forward.
“Because every state in the nation is going to have to face the fact that Delta [be] part of our lives to move forward.
NSW hit its goal of six million first-dose vaccinations on Tuesday, a week ahead of the Prime Minister’s month-end forecast, confirming that fully vaccinated people will be able to live within the relaxed restrictions that have yet to be announced. September. However, it is likely that this will not apply to LGAs of concern.
Gladys has previously hinted that small businesses like hairdressers could be a part of these new changes and urged everyone to take a hit if they can.
We’ll let you know what these changed rules are as soon as we find out, but it tentatively looks a little brighter, folks.
All adult Australians (yes, even if those of us are under 40) are currently able to get the safe and effective AstraZeneca vaccine through a general practitioner. Click here to see which clinics offer it, and talk to a doctor to see if it’s right for you.
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The best vaccine is the first you can get, and that will be our ticket out of this mess.
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