Sydney’s unvaccinated may face social isolation when COVID lockdown ends

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New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned Sydney’s unvaccinated the state might bar them from social events. Berejiklian spoke to Seven News on Tuesday about their bleak futures following the COVID-19 lockdown.

“A lot of businesses have said they will not accept anyone who is unvaccinated,” Berejiklian said. Currently the state has strict COVID-19 restrictions, but plans to lift them December 1st.

After October 11th, pubs, cafes, gyms and hairdressers will reopen to fully vaccinated people in Sydney, and broader New South Wales. Then, more retailers and services will reopen once 80% of the adult population becomes fully vaccinated. Many are expecting Sydney to meet this goal by the end of October. Notably, they reached a first-dose vaccination rate of 80% in mid-September.

According to Seven News, there were 61,231 total cases since January 2020. Strikingly, 387 died of COVID-19 since then. As of Wednesday, there are just over 200 people receiving treatment for COVID-19 in a NSW intensive care unit. Over 1,000 are in a hospital at all.

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