The Northern Territory has turned full police state, announcing today that the unvaccinated will effectively be locked in their homes until midday on Monday [my emphasis]:
The NT has recorded 256 new cases of COVID-19, including 27 cases of community transmission, Chief Minister Michael Gunner said…
Territory-wide, there are 23 people with COVID-19 in hospital and two in the ICU.
“Today’s escalation in case numbers is concerning,” Mr Gunner said.
“Our community transmission rate has grown in recent days.”
There will be a NT-wide lockout from 1pm today until midday on Monday.
“The fully vaccinated can continue as they were. For people who are not vaccinated, lockdown rules will apply to everyone aged 16 and above,” Mr Gunner said.
People who are not fully vaccinated can only leave home for three reasons: medical treatment including COVID testing or vaccination; for essential goods and services such as groceries; and to provide care to a vulnerable family member or person who cannot support themselves.
Unvaccinated people cannot travel more than 30 kilometres from their home when leaving for one of the three reasons, unless you are going to hospital.
Unlike previous lockdown rules, unvaccinated people will not be able to leave home to go to work or for exercise, Mr Gunner said.
All for a COVID strain that is less deadly than those that preceded it.
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