Covid Cases Jump As Sydney Reaches It’s 25th Day In Lockdown

Construction ban sparks uproar

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There are 110 new local acquired cases till 8 pm Tuesday and an alarming 43 of those were out in the community whilst infectious. 

But a new record has been set with nearly 84,000 tests carried out in the last 24 hours. 

The Premier Gladys Berejiklian was frank when pressed on when Sydney could see an end to the lockdown. 

“This is the truth. We won’t know what July 31 looks like across the state until at least the weekend and early next week. That is the facts,” she said.

Meanwhile, calls to lift the bans on construction are running high as the industry won’t see any changes until at least July 31 st. 

The Premier defended the position today after copping a fair amount of criticism over the move.

“The health advice we rely on gives us advice not only on stopping the spread but also indicating that if you continue particular actions or activity that’s going to spread it further,” she said.
“A lot of communities a lot of businesses a lot of individuals have been impacted for at least a year and a half and we appreciate that but all of us have a role to play. The signs and the facts are there," Berejiklian added.

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21 July 2021

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