Australia : NSW to reinstate covid19 curbs
Australia’s New South Wales state, home to Sydney and a third of Australia’s 25 million population will reinstate restrictions including shutting nightclubs and cancelling non-urgent surgeries because of record coronavirus infections, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday.
Australia since the beginning of the week has seen record levels of daily infection. Australia reported close to 75,000 new Covid19 cases and 17 deaths on Friday.
“This is a challenging time, not just in New South Wales, but around the world,” Premier Dominic Perrottet said during a media briefing on Friday, as people admitted to the state’s hospitals with Covid19 nearly doubled to a record 1,738 in just over a week.
This could rise to around 6,000 by the end of this month under a worst-case scenario, but that would be still below hospital capacity, a modelling by NSW Health department showed. The hospitalisation numbers are expected to fall from February.