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NSW Covid updates: Supermarket warning faux, Health says

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A discover carrying a state authorities emblem claiming supermarkets will shut in Sydney is “incorrect,” NSW Health says. Follow our live weblog.

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NSW Health has been compelled to step in and shut down rumours supermarkets will shut throughout Sydney after a faux discover started circulating on-line.

An picture of a doctored NSW Government branded assertion started popping up on-line on Thursday, claiming supermarkets would shut from July 27. 

In a press release launched final night time, Health officers rubbished the declare as “false reports” and urged NSW residents to observe solely “trustworthy” sources just like the NSW Government web site and Covid-19 Greater Sydney guidelines net web page. 

“NSW Health has been made aware of false reports circulating on social media, suggesting supermarkets are closing for four days next week,” the assertion learn.

“NSW Health can confirm this is not the case, and reminds people to only use trusted and credible sources for information on COVID-19.”

Leaving residence to purchase groceries is without doubt one of the few exemptions within the keep at residence order, with one member of a family capable of go to the retailers every day to purchase important provides.

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9:35 am
July 23, 2021

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The state authorities has made an enormous change to parking charges after healthcare staff had been stung with tons of of {dollars} in fines.

Frontline healthcare staff will now have entry to free parking at public hospital carparks after The Daily Telegraph revealed they had been paying tons of of {dollars} in charges amid NSW’s escalating Covid-19 disaster.
NSW Health will even search the help of related native councils to waive parking fines round hospital and vaccination services for healthcare staff.

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9:12 am
July 23, 2021

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Victoria has recorded 14 new domestically acquired Covid-19 infections on Friday.

The state’s well being division confirmed the variety of new native virus circumstances about 9am, however in a optimistic signal for Victoria’s lockdown, it mentioned all had been linked to current outbreaks which have stemmed from NSW.

There are 14 new locally-acquired COVID-19 circumstances that are all linked to the present outbreaks. 10 of the 14 circumstances had been in quarantine all through their complete infectious interval with 1 of the opposite 4 circumstances nonetheless to be interviewed. 14,302 vaccine doses had been administered yesterday.

— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) July 22, 2021

The well being division additionally mentioned 10 of the 14 circumstances had been in quarantine all through their complete infectious interval – 71 per cent of the brand new infections.

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9:07 am
July 23, 2021

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More than 500,000 Sydneysiders are being bankrolled by the federal authorities, the PM has shared.

Prime minister Scott Morrison instructed KIIS greater than half one million Greater Sydney locals had signed up for the federal help package deal amid lockdown.

“We’ve already pumped $257 million in support payments to people out in Sydney, 528,399 application grants we’ve already approved,” Mr Morrison mentioned.

The PM additionally threw his help behind NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, and issued one other name for folks to get jabbed with AZ.

“I appreciate people are frustrated, they’re anxious, they’re angry…the choices the premier, Gladys is having to make are very hard ones,” he mentioned.

“Chat with your families, your nonnas and your pops, I really need them to get vaxxed because they’re the ones most at risk…we can adjust restrictions based on different levels of vaccination so we need to hit that mark.”

The PM additionally shared his children had seen Kyle Sandilands’ ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’ video and “loved it”.

“We’ve been in touch with the (superhero franchise) Marvel so we can open a franchise, your name will be Vax Man,” Mr Morrison joked.

8:31 am
July 23, 2021

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The federal defence minister has gone in to bat for Scott Morrison following vax rollout criticism, claiming he’s doing “a great job”.

Peter Dutton instructed Today this morning the goverment would “learn” from the errors with the rollout, and dismissed claims the PM was at warfare with ATAGI over AstraZeneca.

“Not only is (Mr Morrison) okay and he is doing a great job in the best interests of the country,” Mr Dutton mentioned.

“I think the government has been able to adapt, where we have made mistakes, we have apologised, and we move on from it. We learn from those mistakes, and we deal with the next issue, and that’s exactly what (the PM) is doing at the moment.”

He added on the AZ controversy: “Sometimes, we will all become frustrated by the fact that their advice might move around, but it is based on the medical evidence and as the numbers grow, they get a greater body of evidence and they decide that AstraZeneca is appropriate.”

8:22 am
July 23, 2021

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The federal well being minister has reveal plans to “fast track” jabs for teenagers with low immunity and well being situations if ATAGI offers the OK.

Greg Hunt instructed Sunrise this morning whereas the Therapeutic Goods Administration had accredited Pfizer jabs for 12 to fifteen year-olds in a single day, there have been “plans in place” to quick observe the rollout if ATAGI agrees.

He mentioned the children could be included within the Phase 1B rollout so they’d be capable of get the jab instantly.

“Our plans are in place to rollout fast track vaccines for 12-15 -year-olds for the immunocompromised children or those with underlying health conditions,” Mr Hunt mentioned.

“If ATAGI gives the second green light (the group of children) they will be immediately added to the phase 1B, able to access the Pfizer as part of all of that group of immuno compromised people. Good news, additional protection for those kids with underlying health conditions.”

He mentioned the remainder of the underneath 40s inhabitants would be capable of entry the Pfizer jab from September or early October.

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