THE Premier said the government is working towards reopening international borders when the state reaches 80 percent double vaccination and will be trialing a home quarantine system beginning at the end of the month.
EVEN though there have been active cases of covid identified in the Upper Hunter and Singleton Shires and even though there have been venues of contact in Muswellbrook and Singleton,
THE Upper Hunter Shire Council is one of 12 local government areas which are no longer in lock down,
DEPUTY Premier John Barilaro is at this morning’s media conference and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard has said there will be good news announced for regional areas.
AT a 76.3 percent vaccination rate, the Upper Hunter Shire area is above the regional average of 73.7 percent and on track to be protected when restrictions lift and the virus spreads.
THIS morning Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed there would be law at 70 percent vaccination requiring all businesses to be vaccinated and most retail and hospitality venues will not be able to accept customers who are unvaccinated.
ANOTHER two cases have been identified in the Singleton Shire, bringing the current total to four cases.
THE state average for first vaccinations is now 78.8 percent and second doses 46.5 percent.
The Bureau of Meteorology recorded the following rain totals across the Upper Hunter Shire:
- Aberdeen: 12mm
- Blandford: 9.2mm
- Bunnan: 22mm
- Cassilis: 4mm
- Ellerston: 14mm
- Glenbawn: 17mm
- Kars Springs: 23mm
- Merriwa: 8mm
- Murrurundi: 6mm
- Parkville: 13mm
- Rouchel: 18mm
- Scone: 16mm
- Wingen: 16mm