Australia is moving to remove the Govit-19 restrictions amid an increase in Omigron infections


The latest outburst comes as several governments across Australia are moving to relax Covit-19 restrictions to allow more free movement of citizens despite an increase in infections in the NSW.

The NSW reported 1,360 new cases on Wednesday, including 110 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant.

At a news conference Wednesday, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazard said Omigron was “driving that progress” and that if the current trend continues, the number could reach 25,000 cases a day in the state by the end of January.

“Every two or three days we see a huge increase, in fact the number of people infected with the virus doubles. So we are cautious and cautious,” he said.

There was no delay in removing the Covit-19 restrictions in the new eruption state. From December 15, many freedoms will be allowed in the NSW for those who have not been vaccinated, and for those who have taken the shots, as masks are mandatory only on public transport, flights and airports.

Density restrictions have been removed, and only a limited number of locations, including hospitals and gyms, require QR check-in codes.

Australia has imposed some of the world’s toughest restrictions since the outbreak of the Kovit-19 epidemic in early 2020, including closing all its borders and using locks and mandatory isolation to pursue a zero-infection policy.

But the advent of the easily contagious delta variant in mid-2021 and the general fatigue caused by drastic measures led the government to move towards a policy of focusing on living with the virus and higher vaccination rates.

NSW State Premier Dominic Barrott on Wednesday backed the easing of restrictions. “We continue to live with the virus and accept personal responsibility … Can you please focus on ICU numbers and hospitals from daily case numbers?” Said Barrott.

NSW Premier Dominic Barrott speaks during the Covid-19 update on December 15 in Sydney, Australia.

According to NSW Health, there are currently 166 Govt-19 cases in the hospital, with 24 people in intensive care.

Australia also has one of the highest rates of Govt-19 vaccination in the world, with nearly 90% of people over the age of 16 receiving two doses of the approved drug.

The high vaccination rate has begun to loosen Australia’s internal border, which has been protecting many states completely from Covit-19 infections for months.

The southern state of Tasmania reopened to other parts of the country on Wednesday after more than 90% of citizens over the age of 16 achieved a double vaccination rate.

In a statement on Tuesday, Tasmanian Prime Minister Peter Goodwin said his government had taken a “cautious and responsible approach to reopening”.

“We have the highest vaccination rates on the planet and my clear message to the Tasmanians we are ready,” he said.

Only those who have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter the state, and anyone from the high-risk area will be required to provide a negative Govt-19 test.

A few days after the deregulation of Queensland on December 13, fully vaccinated Australians were allowed to enter the state from NSW or Victoria.


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