Sydney ends its four months ago imprisonment as coronavirus vaccination progresses

Authorities in the Australian city of Sydney on Monday ended their imprisonment about four months ago for the coronavirus pandemic, which led to the reopening of trade and the end of the restrictions on gatherings.

New South Wales Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet urged the people to “be patient” and “treat others with kindness and respect”. “There will be a lot of young people drinking beer and waiting, there will be a lot of challenges, but I think anyone who is in good shape will be happy after these hundred long days,” he said.

Sydney ends its four months ago imprisonment as coronavirus vaccination progresses
Sydney ends its four months ago imprisonment as coronavirus vaccination progresses

Therefore, he stressed that vaccination “is the key to opening” and has suggested that there might be “specific restrictions” should recovery occur in cases. “I think that a state prison sentence will be a thing of the past,” he said, as reported by the Australian newspaper “The Sydney Morning Herald”.

“We have to learn to live with the virus. The vaccination rates are key. We did it in New South Wales, and I want to thank everyone in the state for the tremendous effort they put in to allow us. “To be here today,” Perrottet said.

With this in mind, the Prime Minister has indicated that “he regards this day as a day of freedom”, although he has stressed that the reopening “must be carried out moderately and safely”. “We cannot be closed. We have to learn to live with the virus, ”he added.

Australian authorities have so far confirmed 19,537 coronavirus cases and 1,447 deaths, of which 26,278 are currently active. 2,140 infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, including 496 in New South Wales.

On the flip side, about 82.4 percent of the population have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 62.4 percent are on the full schedule. In New South Wales it is 90.4 and 74 percent, respectively.

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