/ 07 May 2021

Sydney on COVID watch

Just as Western Oz eased the restrictions covering 2 million people in and around Perth, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian outlined new rules for Greater Sydney that will be in place until at least Monday as 2 cases of community transmission were confirmed. A keen BBQ shopper was reported to have the virus on Wednesday, and his wife was added to the list yesterday – but how the virus got to them is a mystery. People who visited the many sites frequented by the pair while they were infectious need to limit their travel within Oz, and Kiwiland put a freeze on quarantine-free travel for NSW residents for 48 hours. Meanwhile, today’s National Cabinet meeting is expected to discuss arrangements for travel from India, whenever that restarts. One decision has already been made – repatriation flights for the most vulnerable will start on 15 May, and the Federal Government will commandeer the former workers camp at Howard Springs, outside Darwin, to house travellers for their 2-weeks quarantine period. See you at today’s press conference…

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