NT News

GLADYS EASES UP ON RULES

- NATHANIEL CHAMBERS

IN light of high vaccinatio­n rates, the NSW government has made moves to ease restrictio­ns despite recording 1288 new cases across the state on Thursday.

The 9pm-5am curfew will stay intact but exercise will become unlimited outside of those hours in Sydney’s local government areas.

This comes after NSW became the first state in the country to achieve a 70 per cent single dose vaccinatio­n rate following an increased uptake of AstraZenec­a.

However, seven more people have died from Covid-19 on Thursday bringing the outbreak’s fatality total up to 107, while total active locally acquired cases are up to 20,068.

Meanwhile, Victoria has recorded 176 new local cases, the highest daily increase for the state since August 2020.

That has brought the total locally acquired active cases to 1029.

The ACT recorded 12 new cases.

The NT remains at three active Covid-19 cases with two cases acquired overseas and one acquired interstate.

On the vaccine front, 212,956 vaccines have been received since February, with 88,514 being second doses.

 ??  ?? NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklia­n has moved to ease restrictio­ns as the state hits 70 per cent single dose vaccinated Picture: NCA NewsWire/Bianca De Marchi
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklia­n has moved to ease restrictio­ns as the state hits 70 per cent single dose vaccinated Picture: NCA NewsWire/Bianca De Marchi

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