Kerry Chant, NSW’s chief health officer, said a higher number of cases in Sydney tomorrow could be “a win” if that means higher tests have taken place.
There were 112 new local cases recorded across the state within 24 hours to 8 p.m. Sunday.
“If I can find all of the cases today through really, really high testing, it’s actually a win because what I want to do is find every person who currently has COVID or who is at risk for it. COVID, “said Dr Chant.
The chief health officer was also asked whether a lack of financial support, such as a wage subsidy, for businesses was factored into his decision to allow certain industries to remain open during the lockdown.
Ultimately, she said, it was “a matter of government.”
When asked if the financial support that was to be announced by the state government could lead her to order the closure of non-essential retail businesses, Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said she did not want to “stand by. dive into hypotheses “.
âI don’t think it’s useful to talk about scenarios at this point,â she said.
“But what I said very clearly is that given the numbers it is unlikely, in fact, that it will be nearly impossible for us to get out of lockdown on Friday, but we can provide you with more. information as soon as it comes to hand.
âThe length of the lockdown will depend on our ability to come together and follow health advice across the state. “