Victoria COVID Cases Rise, NSW COVID Cases Rise, NSW Reaches 70% Vaccination Target, Dominic Perrottett Reports NSW Roadmap Changes, Queensland COVID Cases Rise, ACT COVID Cases Rise
Prime Minister Scott Morrison celebrates crossing the 70% double vaccination threshold in NSW, saying it is “the first major step for Australians to get their lives back on track”.
He shouted at the general practitioners and pharmacists who performed the vaccinations. In New South Wales, they have dealt two-thirds of the blows to arms so far.
“On Monday, NSW will be able to begin the safe opening process and remain safe open. That’s what’s different this time around, ”he said from the Canberra Lodge.
“You can make your plans, you can make your reservations, you can go back and be sure of what’s going on in weeks and months.
“I want this to be a sign of hope for the rest of the country, especially those in Victoria, which I remember today, and here at ACT, where the lockdowns continue. “
Morrison said NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet is still taking cautious action and there are still mid-level public health measures in place, despite a slight easing of restrictions announced this morning.
“I think they go along with this advice [form the Doherty Institute modelling] and that’s clearly what they’re getting from the NSW health director, ”he says.
The Prime Minister also has a message for states like Queensland and Western Australia where there have been no major epidemics or closures and where vaccination rates are lagging. He says they won’t need to have the same experiences as NSW, Victoria and ACT as long as vaccination rates continue to rise.
“COVID will definitely come. There is no way to avoid it. And everyone understands it. There’s no part of the world where people don’t understand that under pressure from Delta, it ends up happening, ”he said.
“It’s much more difficult in these states because there isn’t the immediate emergency that we see in the eastern states, because of the blockages – of course, that’s going to provide greater motivation and incentive for people to get vaccinated. “
He singled out Tasmania, which has not experienced a major epidemic but has one of the best vaccination rates in the country.