COVID-19 ACT 20 AUG – 12 new cases as second week of Canberra lockdown begins | ABC NEWS

COVID-19 ACT 20 AUG – 12 new cases as second week of Canberra lockdown begins | ABC NEWS

with now near round-the-clock testing and most canberrans at home health authorities are cautiously optimistic now is the time at which we start seeing the impact of the lockdown and what we don’t want to see is that exponential rising cases that we have seen in some countries overseas where they haven’t put lockdown in place there’s now one person in hospital in a stable condition but for the second day in a row cases are down on the day before of the 12 new cases 11 have already been linked to existing ones of the 94 total active cases six are under investigation the number of exposure locations has grown to more than 260. 25 cases are now linked to lynum high school 13 to fiction nightclub eight the lenock jaguar land rover dealership in phillip five are linked to gold creek school three to the belconnen basketball and sports center three to the downer community centre and three to the assembly bar in braddon once we identify cases that have been infectious since the lockdown time the number of sites as well as the number of contacts should start to decrease the green shed at mitchell is now on the list and the woolworth’s at dixon too among a string of new casual and monitor for symptoms exposure sites and times with well over one-third of the cases in the capital people aged under 18 the chief minister says he’s well aware of the need to vaccinate young people but he was caught off guard by the prime minister’s announcement about opening up the rollout for those aged 16 to 39. when the prime minister speaks people do listen and it does have implications and so it’s it’s helpful i guess if we know the ict government is already looking to expand its rollout working to open the ais arena as the next mass vaccination hub but many young people aren’t willing to wait heading to chemists and gps to get vaccinated as soon as possible really they’re just frustrated that they haven’t been able to access a vaccine and now that the delta strain is affecting younger populations um i guess they’re a bit worried a bit scared we need to get out of this and i wasn’t going to wait until december because that’s roughly how long it would take to get double dose vaccinated for myself if i’m waiting for pfizer so you know there’s astrazeneca there waiting the relative risk is low it was a simple choice for now testing remains a high priority with the centers at gold creek and erindale active leisure centre opening to the general public but the government say there’s a ways to go before restrictions are eased we’ve got to stay the course here so i want to waste the first week and the effort of everyone by taking too many risks over the next seven days the next week to decide whether the lockdown is again extended harry frost abc news canberra you
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