NSW PremierSunday’s numbers point to one thing – and it’s unsuitable for those in lockdown. NSW Premier says she has grave fears for the state’s Covid outbreak after 77 community cases were reported on Sunday morning.
Ms. Berejiklian said the jump, almost doubling yesterday’s total of 44, meantwere preparing for over 100 on Monday as Australia’s most populous city enters the third week of lockdown. “I’m anticipating the numbers in New will be greater than 100 tomorrow,” Ms. Berejiklian told the media on Sunday morning. “I’ll be shocked if it’s less than 100 this tomorrow of additional new cases. So we can’t stress enough the importance of not only following the rules but also realizing the risk of the people suffering the most.” The Premier urged everyone in accordingly to stem the spread of the state’s Delta strain outbreak.
“It’s important to assume that when you’re leaving your home, given the numbers are what they are, it’s important to assume that you have the virus or anyone you’re interacting with has it,” she continued.
Tragically, NSW recorded Australia’s firstafter a woman in her 90s caught the virus “within the home setting”.
Thecame after several illegal gatherings were busted due to the city’s extended police crackdown. A group of older men up to 90 playing cards in Marrickville were told to disperse after being caught, while an 18-year-old’s in the Western Suburbs was also broken up.
commissioner Gary Worboys said 106 infringement notices were issued in the last 24 hours across “not just Greater Sydney but into country New South Wales as well”.
“Six of those notices went to people around Orange, and eight of those notices to Kings Cross and out to Penrith and also in south-west Sydney,” he said.
“So the spread of the infringement notices is right across the state, which is disappointing. What I do know is that people continue, again, right across the state, to ring Crime Stoppers, to report people who are going outside of the order.” Ms. Berejiklian refused to comment on the possibility of the on its proposed date of Friday 16th, saying the numbers “are not going in the right direction”.
“We always have to assess the health advice. But I think it’s pretty plain that the numbers are not going in the right direction, and I want the community to be prepared for that,” she said.
“Unfortunately, I know that for a few days, as soon as we have health advice thatand what we think the future looks like, we’ll convey that.”