Sydney Covid update: Gladys Berejiklian considers military use to combat NSW ...

Sydney Covid update: Gladys Berejiklian considers military use to combat NSW ...
Sydney Covid update: Gladys Berejiklian considers military use to combat NSW ...
Sydney records another 163 Covid cases as Gladys Berejiklian considers bringing in the ARMY to guard Sydney's Covid red zones and create a 'ring of steel' around the south-west Military checkpoints could be used to control Sydney's latest Covid outbreak NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was offered defence force assistance by the PM  She initially rejected the offers on two occasions but minister wants them used 

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Sydney recorded 163 new coronavirus cases on Saturday as Sydney struggles to come to grips with its latest outbreak. 

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New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard confirmed the numbers in her morning press conference from a record 93,900 tests.

The latest cluster, which began in Bondi after an air crew driver tested positive on June 16, skyrockets to 1,788 with Saturday's announcement.   

Military checkpoints could be brought in around Sydney's Covid 'red zones' in an attempt from the government to stop the outbreak.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian was offered military assistance by Prime Minister Scott Morrison earlier this month, which was initially rejected by the New South Wales Premier.

However, a senior minister told the Telegraph that the state should look to the use of the army as a more effective measure of controlling the spread of the highly-infectious Delta strain.   

'The government might have to get tougher on a more micro-level. This could mean hardening the lockdown like putting up physical barriers,' the anonymous minister told the publication.

'We've been offered troops, let's use them.' 

Military checkpoints could be brought in around Sydney's coronavirus 'red zones' in an attempt from the government to stop the latest outbreak

Military checkpoints could be brought in around Sydney's coronavirus 'red zones' in an attempt from the government to stop the latest outbreak

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