The owner of a prominent restaurant in Sydney has vowed to keep the restaurant closed until all restrictions on unvaccinated residents have been lifted.
Rami Ykmour, co-founder of the Rashays restaurant chain with 27 stores, Social media After the New South Wales (NSW) Government released a full roadmap to freedom on September 28, it outlines the gradual opening of the state after reaching various immunization thresholds. Did.
A roadmap based on the National Cabinet’s plan will show one “free” batch available to vaccinated individuals once 70% of the population has been vaccinated (scheduled for October 11). When 80% are vaccinated (scheduled for October 25th), another batch will be released and all restrictions will be relaxed as of December 1st.
In response to a government announcement, Ykmour has announced that it will maintain its current course and keep its stores closed, except for takeaway services.
“Today I’m a confused man. I’m happy with the small businesses that can open on October 11th, including Rashey, but unfortunately Rashey is taking the stance of not opening until December 1st.” Said.
“Because it’s important that we are all inclusive. My staff, who I have trained for years, welcome everyone with open arms. Because of the double vaccine passport We don’t want our staff to face a debate at the front door about why customers can and cannot enter the room, “he added.
“So everyone, I made a decision for the organization, we won’t open until everyone is welcomed back to the restaurant, whether it’s double vaccinated or not. “
The Ykmour decision follows the launch of an online directory featuring companies that pledge to remain open to all Australians, vaccinated or unvaccinated.
“Vaccine passports are a legal, ethical, and logistical nightmare for business owners, so it’s not surprising that many are up and running,” said a volunteer team member of the Open For All Initiative in The Epoch Times. Said in the press release of.
“For our economic recovery, it is important to include all Australians in the reopening of our country.”
For the past year, New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Beregikrian has hesitated to use widespread health restrictions to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, relying on contact tracing and targeted blockades. I liked it.
This was a strikingly different stance from other Australian state and territory leaders who easily deployed border closures and blockades of cities or states to control the virus.
However, Beregicrian changed his strategy after the July Delta variant in Greater Sydney. Within four months, the official position of the Government of New South Wales changed from implementing strict public health regulations to promoting higher immunization rates, resulting in an accelerated increase in immunization.
NSW has also become the first jurisdiction in the country to set an official so-called “free” date.
Other jurisdictions, including the Victorian Government, are hesitant to adopt NSW’s plans soon.
Meanwhile, the Australian Business Council welcomed the New South Wales government’s plans and said it gave residents and businesses an “optimistic future.”
“New South Wales is once again by far the best in plans to build confidence in businesses and communities by drawing a path to a safe reopening of the state,” said CEO Jennifer Westacot. It states in. Statement of September 27..