Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021
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Australia’s First Lockdown Construction Ban Begins in Sydneyon July 19, 2021 at 4:45 am

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Construction sites across Greater Sydney have closed as the new COVID-19 restrictions begin today, despite opposition from workers and lobby groups. All works, from minor household renovations to major construction projects, such as the Western Sydney Airport and Sydney Football Stadium, have been told to stop as the state records another 98 cases. “We can’t have people, especially who may not have symptoms, visiting multiple worksites, visiting sites with hundreds of workers, and spreading the disease,” New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters today. “It is a threat that was too great.” Berejiklian said it was a difficult decision that was in the state’s best interest to “get out of this as quickly as we can.” “I absolutely believe if we come together and work hard, we can quash this, but that is why we are in a critical phase and why the government had to make those difficult …

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