Australians will be in lockdown until JUNE admits police boss as nation’s coronavirus cases rise to 4,980 – and he’s checking social distancing fines personally
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Level three restrictions in New South Wales will last for 90 days, it was revealed this morning.
Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said he would not seek to extend new police powers beyond that.
He said: ‘There was a good question yesterday about when is the turn off period for these health orders. It is 90 days. I certainly won’t be seeking an extension.
Level three restrictions in New South Wales will last for 90 days, it was revealed this morning
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 4,980
New South Wales: 2,292
Western Australia: 392
South Australia: 367
Australian Capital Territory: 84
Northern Territory: 19
TOTAL CASES: 4,980
‘Hopefully people will have got the message by then and we won’t be talking about the powers, we will just be talking about what does it look like coming out of this.’
Heavy restrictions which ban gatherings of more than two were introduced in the state on 30 March.
Mr Fuller also revealed he was personally checking every fine issued regarding social distancing rules.
He also clarified that people who sit on park benches will be moved on by police.
New South Wales recorded 116 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the state’s total to 2,182.
Premier Gladys Berejikilan thanked 500 businesses which have signed up to help make hand sanitiser and medical supplies.
She said: ‘Thank you to each and every one of you.
‘Our people will now follow up to see what opportunities we have, to see what we can manufacture here in New South Wales, to really ensure that we have the medical equipment we need during the next few weeks and months.’
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