NSW Premier hints at stage 3 lockdowns as COVID-19 cases continue to jump

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has suggested tougher lockdown conditions could be coming as NSW reported 190 new cases of coronavirus overnight.

While this represents 10% fall on the previous day’s increase, the premier said she is not ruling out stricter lockdown measures in an effort to turn the tide on diagnoses and flatten the curve.

“If things haven’t shifted because of the actions we took earlier in the week, and actions which I’m very pleased we took at that time, we will have to go further,” she said.

Berejiklian said she did not want people to be panicked or overly concerned, but prepared for the possibility.

“Just to know that the NSW Government will go further if we have to, because it’s in the interests of public safety,” she said.

NSW Health authorities have reported there are now 1,219 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NSW. The news came as the nation’s death toll rose to 11.

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