NSW records 105 cases, killing older people as blockades tighten

NSW recorded 105 new COVID-19 cases as residents of Greater Sydney adapted to stricter blockade restrictions designed to control infection rates.

Prime Minister Gladys Berejikrian said 27 new cases were infectious while in the community.

“That’s the number that worries us the most,” she said on Sunday.

The state has not yet seen a significant reduction in case numbers following a three-week blockade in the capital.

Beregikrian said he expects a delay of five to six days before the number of cases begins to decline as a result of the latest regulations.

“We want the community to be more vigilant than ever,” she said.

Residents are barred from leaving the three council areas while all retailers are closed except for key retailers throughout Sydney as Sydney doubled in its most serious battle with COVID-19. ..

The new cases follow the deaths of a man in his 80s reported on Saturday and a woman in his 90s reported on Sunday.

Stay-at-home orders have become stricter in Fairfield, Canterbury Bankstown and Liverpool, and locals will not be able to leave until July 30 unless they are working in health or emergency services.

However, the blockade in the southwest has caused a severe reaction from some parts of the medical community.

The Doctors Reform Society states that sufficient Pfizer vaccine should be provided within the next two weeks to administer to all 600,000 adults living in the three municipalities.

“It is unfair and medically meaningless to completely blockade some municipal areas of Sydney without providing a means to escape the blockade by not providing sufficient vaccines,” said President Concosta of DRS. Said in a statement on Sunday.

More stringent restrictions apply to the entire Greater Sydney region.

Starting Sunday, supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, and several other retailers will be allowed to open and must operate in “click and collect” or takeaway.

Construction sites, large and small, will be closed.

All office workers and others who work from home should not be pressured to go to work. Employers can be fined A $ 10,000 for encouraging staff to attend.

Beregikrian also told Sydney Cider not to carpool with anyone.

With data modeling based on more than 400 exposed sites showing that everyone in Sydney is at risk, the Prime Minister said a tighter line was needed.

She defended the steps taken to curb previous outbreaks, prevented “thousands, thousands” of cases, and said further restrictions were “no regrets.”

Stricter measures were prompted by a permanent number of infected people in the community before they were diagnosed.

Residents were guaranteed on Saturday that government agencies would mobilize from now until July 30 to provide them with supplies and services as needed.

A complete list of NSW exposure sites can be found at: health.nsw.gov.au

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