Crawling out of COVID lockdowns
Victoria – the state that has endured more lockdowns than any other part of the country – was yesterday presented with the roadmap to never doing it again. But like a lot of packages in the system at the moment, there are some delays… Pegged on Victorians aged 16 years and over hitting 70% and 80% full vaccination rates, restrictions are expected to be eased from around 26 October and 5 November, respectively. There will be pressure on the health system as new cases continue to appear, but “make no mistake, we are opening this place up. There is no alternative,” Premier Daniel Andrews said. In NSW, as Greater Sydney residents head into their 13th week of lockdown, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the easing of hard restrictions for Sydney’s COVID hotspots – they are now under the same stay-at-home orders as the rest of the city. And something to look forward to: from Monday next week, public pools across the state can reopen. You gotta take your wins where you can…
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