Thursday marks day 14 of the ACT’s lockdown as health authorities try to squash the spread of COVID-19 in the Nation’s Capital.
In signs that those efforts are working, late on Wednesday, the ACT’s exposure sites list was update however there were no new close contact sites added for the first time since the list was established.
Some casual contact and monitor for symptom sites were included, you can see the full list online here.
Health Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith said its a positive sign in the Territory’s battle with the delta variant of the virus but warns Canberrans against becoming complacent.
“We still have had, over the last couple of days, new cases where people had some period of exposure in the community so we’re not quite at that point where all of our new cases have been in quarantine for their entire infectious period and that’s where we want to get to.”
On Wednesday the Chief Minister ruled out the possibility of an early exit from lockdown ahead of the scheduled September 2nd end.
However, with two weeks down and at least another week ahead, health authorities are considering what current restrictions may be able to ease as the ACT’s lockdown continues.
That announcement is expected to be made prior to this weekend.