NSW CHO: Residents have ‘collective responsibility’ to curb COVID-19 outbreak

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant has expressed concern over the state’s rising COVID-19 cases, telling residents to take up their “collective responsibility” to help curb the ongoing outbreak.

There were 633 new infections recorded in NSW up to 8pm last night with Premier Gladys Berejikilian warning the present crisis had yet to reach its peak.

“I can’t express enough my level of concern at these rising numbers of cases,” Dr Chant said.

“We will see more admissions and more deaths if these numbers continue to increase. We have a collective responsibility to do all we can to stop seeing those deaths and hospitalisations continue to increase.

“Can I just urge the community to follow the public health rules, don’t try and look for loopholes, you know the intent.

“Please minimise your movements; stay at home.

“We can get through this and I’m very confident with all the efforts in place that we can, but we need everyone to play their part.”