Dr. Kerry Chant, the chief health officer of New South Wales (NSW) gave a press conference telling Australians that they shouldn’t “engage in conversation with each other,” even if they’re wearing masks, in order to reduce the transmission of COVID after NSW was locked down again for just a handful of new cases. Australian MP Frank Pangallo said that activities by unvaccinated people “will need to be controlled and restricted” and called on the Australian government to make mandatory for access to “hospitality venues, public places, workplaces, and for travel. In other words, those who refuse to take the vaccine should remain under de facto lockdown indefinitely. Despite only 13% of the Australian population having been vaccinated so far, Pangallo said ‘vaxports’ were a necessity in order “to prevent the entire country going into lockdown.” –GEG
The chief health officer of New South Wales gave a press conference telling Australians that they shouldn’t “engage in conversation with each other,” even if they’re wearing masks, in order to reduce the transmission of COVID.
Dr. Kerry Chant made the remarks in response to people in NSW being ordered to comply with yet another lockdown triggered by just a handful of new cases, which included a man in Cootamundra who visited a Woolworths supermarket, Pizza Hut restaurant, petrol station and Officeworks store.
“Whilst it’s human nature to engage in conversation with others, to be friendly, unfortunately this is not the time to do that,” said Chant.
“So even if you run into your next door neighbor in the shopping center…don’t start up a conversation, now is the time for minimizing your interactions with others, even if you’ve got a mask, do not think that affords total protection, we wanna be absolutely sure that as we go about our daily lives we do not come into contact with anyone else that would pose a risk,” she added.
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Austria announced that Covid vaccines will be compulsory by February 2022, citing a 66% vaccination rate. A full lockdown was imposed nationwide, confining to their homes. A large rally, organized by the right-wing Freedom Party, drew 40,000 protesters this past weekend in Vienna alone.
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