Every NSW is now locked in a snap of seven days.
All NSW are now locked down to attempt to remedy the escalating crisis of COVID-19.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced the lockdown on Twitter this afternoon and was then confirmed by NSW Health.
“This evening at 5pm, stay-at-home orders will be launched for the entire regional NSW to minimize moving and protect our communities from the evolving COVID situation in Sydney,” tweeted Mr Barilaro.
“Reasonable excuses to leave home include shopping for essential products, medical care, outdoor exercise with a family member or someone else, and working if you are not able to work from home.” “
Schooling from home will be carried out.”
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that the decision was promoted by receiving health advice.
“I have received health advice on several regional NSW areas following the press conference today. Thus, all regional NSWs will be locked down for seven days from 17pm tonight. It means that the entire State is locked down strictly,” said Berejiklian.
“New restrictions on all regional NSW will be introduced, from 5 p.m to 12.01 p.m. Sunday, 22 August, 2021, to protect people of NSW from evolving COVID-19 outbreak.”
“The residence order will be applicable to all people living in the regional NSW following updated health advise from NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant.” “
This means that from 5 pm, the whole of New South Wales is subject to domestic restrictions.”
This new order will replace existing regional NSW orders.”
It is found that in regional NSW, including Newcastle, Dubbo and Walgett, coronavirus cases are increasing.
Melinda Pavey, National MP and Oxley Member, confirmed the news on their official Facebook page: “The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister took this afternoon’s difficult decision to lock all the regions in the NSW.”
In disrupting their lives, I understand that most people will be disappointed.
“Please I can assure you that this decision has not been taken lightly and aims to prevent COVID-19 from being transmitted to our region and across the NSW.”
She said that supermarkets would be open and that people would not rush to buy panic.
She said that cafes and restaurants will still offer meals, and schools will continue to be open to parents who have not been in a job because they have committed to home school.
Two people, except for those in the same family, will continue outdoor exercise.
People can still have one visitor to take care of careers, provide support or for pitying reasons, even when two people are in contact but do not live with each other.
All school staff, everyone on outdoor markets and on shopping bands and in the outdoor queues waiting for products such as coffee and food, must carry masks on an individual at all times while working outside.
NSW has recorded 466 new cases with at least 60 in the community and four fatalities of COVID-19 overnight.
In response, Mrs Berejiklian said it hopes that a series of new rules will stop the spread of the virus in Greater Sydney.
Today Ms Berejiklian said “it was the pandemic’s most worrying day.”
Deaths included a 40-year-old woman in palliative care, a 70-year-old man with pre-existing conditions, an 80, and a 70-year-old woman.
The man was both vaccinated in the 40s and the wife in the 70s, while the man was not in the 80s.
Ms Berejiklian said that the death of the woman only recently occurred in her 70s, without any other information.
A further 26 cases were noted in Dubbo and the surrounding areas in the western NSW, where Mrs Berejiklian stated it was probable that the area would be expanded.
16 cases were registered in the Hunter New England Local Health District, but none were registered in Armidale, Tamworth and the Northern Rivers.
Ms. Berejiklian said, however, that for at least the following week the Armidale was in lockdown.
High restrictions on Sydney’s millions, costly fines and new isolation payments are hoped to put an end to the spread of the virus in regions and slow down the growth of cases in State capital.
Ms Berejiklian has confirmed that the NSW has strict, new rules and heavier fines.
If you’re shopping or practicing outside your LGA in locked-in regions and not in the LGAs of concern, the 10km activity limit will be reduced to 5km.
The LGAs in question will require the general 5 km threshold to be maintained.
Mrs Berejiklian said the reduction in the activity bubble from 10 km to 5 km would help police in ‘operational matters,’ although ‘strong evidence’ was found not to exist.
“There’s consistency in the police when they’re trying to figure out who did the wrong thing,” she said.
“And that will also mean that in some places there are fewer people.”
She said that the police would receive any additional powers and resources to maintain the safety of the community.
500 additional ADF personnel will support the NSW Police on Monday, while random control points on key roads are being increased.
There will be increased fines against rule breakers and Mrs Berejiklian has indicated that the heavier penalties would apply between now and then as long as the health system was officially enforced from 12.01 a.m. on Monday.
For a quarantine breach, people are being paid a $5000 on site fine of $1,000.
A penalty of $5000 will also apply if you lying on a license and lie to a tracer.
$3000 will be paid fines for violating the two-person rule of exercise and breaching the Greater Sydney-NSW border.
There will also be a new $320 stay-in-home payment for Sydney residents who have to isolate while waiting for test results.
The payments are similar to the $450 offered during the second wave lockdown by the Victorian Government.
Ms. Berejiklian recognized that insulation payment was partly a reaction to delays in the delivery of test results for COVID-19.