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Lisa Wilkinson asks if Gladys Berejiklian regrets criticising Daniel Andrews.


Lisa Wilkinson has taken a recent swipe at New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian after the state recorded 124 new circumstances of Covid-19, the best within the present outbreak regardless of Sydney having been in lockdown for a month.

Talking on The Project from Sydney the place she can also be in lockdown, Wilkinson informed her co-hosts that Ms Berejiklian probably now “regrets being disparaging about (Victorian Premier) Dan Andrews and how he handled things”.

She additionally speculated that Ms Berejiklian had “other masters” she was obeying who had been stopping her from making the lockdown even more durable.

NSW seems to be in a covid Groundhog Day. Over the final month, it has repeatedly recorded a number of days of circumstances beneath 100 earlier than capturing up into three digits once more.

The state appears unable to cut back the variety of people who find themselves out and about in the neighborhood once they had been, very probably unknowingly, infectious.

Now circumstances are seeping out from the epicentre in Fairfield within the metropolis’s south west into surrounding native authorities areas.

Ms Berejiklian has warned the worst is but to return, and that “case numbers will continue to go up”.

She urged individuals to keep away from any non-essential contact with different individuals, even members of the family.

“It’s cruel how contagious it is. It is spreading like we’ve never seen before.”

But bearing all that in thoughts, and that the risks of Delta had been recognized, the query has lingered across the Premier of why the state didn’t lockdown sooner.

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Wilkinson’s spite at Berejiklian

On The Project on Thursday, Wilkinson went to city on Ms Berejiklian.

“Gladys has been telling us for days there is all the green shoots, but we watched them wither on the vine today with her predicting that it is only going to get worse,” she informed fellow hosts Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.

“I’m wondering if she regrets being disparaging about Dan Andrews and how he handled things.

“In New South Wales, we’re looking at Victoria and how quickly you went into lockdown and how tight the numbers are staying and thinking ‘that’s what we should have done.’”

Bickmore mentioned that Victorians who’re in lockdown 5 – versus Greater Sydney’s lockdown two – had been now used to “doing the right thing”.

She cited Victorian authorities vising 436 houses to verify individuals had been isolating, solely to seek out all of them certainly at house obeying the foundations.

“That’s pretty extraordinary. That everybody is just going, ‘I’ll do what I’ve got to do’”.

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Berejiklian’s “other masters”

Later in this system, Wilkinson once more returned to NSW saying the “numbers were going in the wrong direction”.

The host said she “didn’t understand” why the state authorities wasn’t bringing in additional stringent guidelines and hinted there is perhaps political causes for that.

“(Ms Berejiklian) says she is following the health advice; a lot of people think if that’s the health advice that she has been following from the beginning then either the health advice is flawed or she has got some other masters that we don’t know about.

“Because there is plenty of people who would like to see some of these rules reigned in so we can knock this thing on the head and get down to the zero (cases) that she keeps saying is her objective.”

The tightened lockdown guidelines in Greater Sydney are just like these in different states in that there are solely a restricted variety of causes to depart house, work must be carried out from house wherever potential, faculties are shut and all however “critical” outlets are closed.

Where it differs is that there isn’t any Melbourne model curfew, the gap restrict is 10 km reasonably than 5 and even 2.5kms as in South Australia, masks don’t have to be worn outside besides in crowded areas and {hardware} and workplace provide outlets are allowed to stay open in addition to supermarkets, pharmacies, bottle outlets and banks for stroll in clients.

NSW has truly gone more durable than different states in some areas together with closing down development websites.

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