In absolutely fkn tragic (but understandable) news for those in Greater Sydney, the lockdown is set to go on for whole extra month. Don’t mind me crying.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is set to announce a four-week extension of Greater Sydney’s lockdown tomorrow, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The extension comes as NSW 172 new local COVID-19 cases overnight, making it yet another worst day on record for the current outbreak. At least 60 of those cases were infectious while in the community.
There are now 46 people in intensive care, including 19 people on ventilators. Sadly, two more deaths were reported overnight, bringing the total death toll of this current outbreak to 10.
Reports Sydney's lockdown will be extended by four weeks. Decision taken during a crisis cabinet meeting held tonight.
— David Sharaz (@SharazDavid) July 27, 2021
The crisis cabinet meeting held tonight was reported to discuss a range of lockdown measures.
The SMH reports that restrictions placed on construction will be eased in places that aren’t hotspots starting from Saturday.
The NSW Government has also agreed to finally implement a singles bubble to battle mental health effects of an extended lockdown.
There is also going to be rapid testing of year 12 students so they can return to school for their HSC, though kids in other years are expected to continue attending school from home.
All adult Aussies (yep, even if those of us under 40) are currently able to get the safe and effective AstraZeneca vaccine through a GP.
Talk to a doctor to see if it’s right for you.
Alternatively, you can triple-check to see if you’re eligible for the Pfizer vaccine here.The best vaccine is the first one you can get, and that’ll be our ticket out of this mess.