The Delta variant of the COVID-19 pandemic is highly transmissible, and new, increasingly strict Health Orders have been issued by the NSW Government over the past month. While most Australians are locking down, some individuals have disregarded the new policies, putting the community at risk.
On 17 July, three Sydney removalists were charged for travelling through Sydney and into the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA) after finding out they had COVID-19. NSW Deputy Police Commissioner, Gary Worboys, expressed deep concern about the behaviour and made it clear to the public that actions such as these will not go unpunished. The men may be charged with an $11,000 fine and six months imprisonment.
As police presence is set to “ramp up” in Greater Sydney, this breach is unlikely to be the last. As the Government closes construction sites throughout Sydney, thousands are vulnerable to economic hardship. Individuals need to keep the safety and wellbeing of the wider community in mind when choosing to go outside.
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