0502 - Victorian Lockdown
On this special edition of CORYTALKS… VICTORIAN LOCKDOWN – part two The day after the last special edition on the Victorian Lockdown, the state’s Premier Daniel Andrews announced that while the signs were encouraging, Victoria would need more time to get a hold of this Delta variant of COVID-19. The Premier announced the lockdown would be extended for a further seven days. New South Wales removalists seem to have a thing for Victoria. Victoria Police turn some away from the border in Mildura, in the north of the state. Not before fining them. By Friday things got worse for New South Wales which puts other states at risk. The NSW Premier wanted extra Pfizer vaccines from other states to deal with the Sydney burgeoning numbers. But that’s not happening, and the Prime Minister put a Band-Aid on the situation extending the length of time between the doses to ensure enough people in New South Wales get their first dose. If that isn’t a clear indication the Federal Government don’t have nearly enough Pfizer vaccines! The arrogance of the New South Wales Premier when almost two months ago she appeared on radio and said NSW would not be helping Victoria out with extra doses during the states first Delta variant outbreak at the time. Protests in NSW, Victoria and Queensland over the lockdowns has almost certainly guaranteed the lockdowns will have to continue. New Zealand has put an at least eight-week pause on the Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble until the outbreaks are under control in Australia. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also has a plan to evacuate Kiwi’s currently in Australia. If only Australia had a strong and effective leader like Ms Ardern. At the time of recording, South Australia and Victoria will be coming out of lockdown tonight, but in Victoria there will still be COVID-19 restrictions. All the details are at https://coronavirus.vic.gov.au Love to find a nice “and finally” story. It’s hard during a pandemic, but this one is a gem. It’s a report from ABC News Australia of a group of taxi drivers from my home city of Geelong, who have been putting their hands up to help the community right back to the first lockdown in March 2020. After you listen, read the full story at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-22/covid-19-lockdown-acts-of-kindness/100307768 Subscribe and turn notifications on so you can be alerted when new editions drop. The show’s available on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify and other podcast platforms plus YouTube. Cory Talks website, Twitter, Email News sources: ABC News Australia, BBC News, Independent Australia, Michael West, The Guardian.
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