New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has apologised on behalf of the Government for the testing chaos at Fairfield, in Sydney’s south-west.
People have waited up to eight hours to get swabbed.
A new rule requiring workers travelling out of the Fairfield local government area to get COVID tests every three days, has prompted a rush on testing sites.
There’s a three-day grace period, before the change will be enforced.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian is expected to confirm today, the “stay at home” orders won’t be lifted on Friday as the number of COVID cases in the community is still too high.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it’s “nonsense” for Victoria to suggest it has not been treated fairly during the COVID pandemic.
New South Wales has negotiated extra support for businesses and individuals as it faces an extended lockdown.
The measures would flow to other states in the same situation.
Dozens of new venues have been added to the growing list of exposure sites across Sydney.
A medical centre at Lakemba, a pharmacy at Bankstown and multiple stores at Westpoint Blacktown are among businesses visited by positive COVID cases.
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Two men have been treated for cuts and grazes in hospital following an aggravated home invasion in Sydney’s south-west.
The two were tied up and assaulted by three armed men at the home in Bankstown last night.
Australia’s energy market operator wants the national power grid to be ready to handle 100 per cent renewable energy within four years.