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Premier Gladys Berejikian has pleaded with NSW residents to get vaccinated as the state recorded more than 200 cases of COVID-19 for the third consecutive day.
NSW has reported 207 new cases of community-transmitted coronavirus as a man in his 90s died of the virus at Liverpool Hospital.
August is the month to get vaccinated, Premier says
The Premier warned the main form of transmission remains workplaces and also households.
“That is being consistent and that is what we are trying to break the back of moving forward,” she told reporters on Monday.
Ms Berejiklian again highlighted vaccinations as the path out of lockdown.
“Can I stress that August is the month where we all should come forward and get vaccinated," she said.
"It will be a combination of seeing where the case numbers are in a month's time as well as the rate of vaccination that determines what August 29 looks like.
"I have been saying for some months that 80 per cent of the adult population vaccinated would get us freedoms beyond no more lock downs.”
National cabinet agreed last week on a target of having at least 70 per cent of the Australian population vaccinated.
Hundreds of troops join police on Sydney's streets
Hundreds of Australian Defence Force personnel will be deployed across Sydney's west and south west from today to help enforce tighter controls, as authorities grapple to contain the growing Covid-19 outbreak.
Around 300 troops will be joining police with compliance checks from this morning, ensuring close contacts of confirmed cases are following the rules and isolating at home.
Police have also been handed greater powers to close down business, construction sites and other premises not complying with health orders.
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