HOURS after Chief Minister Andrew Barr made an announcement about the easing of coronavirus restrictions planned for Friday (July 10), he made a second announcement saying the relaxing of restrictions will likely be postponed.
His warning comes after three new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the ACT in the past 24 hours, all of which are from the same household.
“Given the news today that we have new cases in the ACT the community should expect that the implementation of stage three is likely to be postponed until we have a better understanding of the Victorian outbreak’s impact on the ACT,” Mr Barr says.
“We understand that not moving to these stage three measures on Friday will be frustrating for many, and many have been planning for this change to come into effect, but in simple terms, we can not put the hard work of this community at risk by moving too fast.
“As much as the government wants to support the recovery of the territory’s recovery and to get more jobs back, our number one priority is the public health of all Canberrans.
“If the health advice is that we should not move, we will not move from where we are now.”