BACK FLIP: The state government has today announced an end to Greater Sydney’s lockdown, amid violent scenes at anti-lockdown protests around the country.
In a hastily arranged press conference this afternoon, the NSW Premier announced the full withdrawal of all covid restrictions, effective from midnight tonight.
“It’s time for lives to return to normal,” says Gladys Berejiklian. “I want to acknowledge that the protestors today are 100% correct, covid is a hoax.”
The stunning policy u-turn comes as anti-lockdown protestors in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane took to the streets in defiance of public health orders.
“You’ve all spoken today, and I am listening,” says Gladys Berejiklian. “And also don’t worry about getting vaccinated. That is all rubbish too.”
Pressure is now reportedly building on Dan Andrews to end Victoria’s lockdown.
More to come.