Posted originally on the conservative house on August 26, 2021 | Sundance | 102 Comments
To say COVID fear is running amok in Australia would be the understatement of the year. Rather than add my own editorial to their announcements, it is much more effective to read their own words. None of this is a spoof, everything in quotes is exactly as proclaimed by officials and compliant media. You cannot make this stuff up folks. [New South Wales Article] – [Queensland Article]
♦ The Premier of the New South Wales directorate (Sydney area) is Comrade Premier Gladys Berejiklian. She has announced a magnanimous position to relieve the stress upon the year long lockdowns. As the Australian news is reporting:
(Via NINE NEWS) […] “From September 13, households living in the NSW government’s LGAs of concern will be allowed to spend an additional hour of recreation outdoors, as long as all adults in the household are fully vaccinated. This is on top of the already-permitted hour of exercise, meaning households will be able to visit a park, Ms Berejiklian said. However, people must take this hour within the current and ongoing curfew hours, which will continue.” [9pm to 5am]
“Outside the LGAs of concern, through the rest of Greater Sydney and regional NSW, five people will be allowed to gather outdoors, as long as all adults are fully vaccinated.”
“People who live alone can nominate one designated family member or friend to visit for companionship. However, “Singles bubbles” will be required to be registered on nsw.gov.au” (read more)
Masks are mandatory everywhere outside the home except for when exercising. Authorized workers must carry a New South Wales essential workers permit and present their papers at each checkpoint during travel or transit.
♦ Moving slightly north to the Queensland Directorate, they are proud to announce a new COVID Quarantine Camp being built to the West of Brisbane in a place near Toowoomba.
The nearest hospital is two hours away, but that didn’t stop Queensland’s Comrade Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk from signing a lease on the remote area to build a 1,000 bed involuntary quarantine camp for persons who test positive for COVID-19.
Comrade Annastacia Palaszczuk said construction has begun on Thursday for a dedicated regional quarantine facility at Wellcamp Airport near Toowoomba following months of discussion. The premier said the fit-for-purpose facility will be ready by the end of the year and will eventually have the capacity for 1,000 beds.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday the facility does not meet national guidelines but wished the state “every success”.
The federal government has previously said it was not in favor of a quarantine facility at Wellcamp because it did not meet the criteria of being within easy access of a passenger airport terminal or tertiary hospital.
BRISBANE TIMES – […] “The facility, near Toowoomba, would be almost a two-hour drive from the nearest tertiary hospital in Brisbane but could accommodate international passenger flights along with the limited overseas freight that already lands at the site.
Positive patients would be transported either by ambulance or airlifted to Brisbane’s existing COVID hospitals.
Asked if the Prime Minister knew about the announcement, the Premier said, “I’m quite sure he does now,” confirming she had not spoken to him and federal approval was still needed for such flights to be redirected to Wellcamp, which she hoped would come once the “heat” was out of the issue.
“We can bus people from Brisbane up here if we have to,” Ms Palaszczuk said. “If you build it, they will come.” (read more)