She says the lack of health services in the region makes people vulnerable, but also the fact that the area is expecting an influx of people to the area to celebrate schoolies, with 16 flights coming in today. She says the owners of the backpackers have been “really cooperative” but people are still “very anxious”. She says the immediate area has a relatively high vaccination rate.
She says that the positive case, who was visiting from Victoria, was detected yesterday and from 9:00am this morning, the health department has gone in to conduct rapid antigen testing and contact tracing. “I’m monitoring to make sure that the 81 people that are visitors to our community, who are guests in our community, are being looked after and that they have everything they need and, of course, more broadly to keep our broader community safe with this number of close contacts,” she says.
ABC News She says the area health district has acted “really quickly” along with police to contain the outbreak.
“In the southern area of the electorate, in Ballina, it’s in the 90s now. So, we’re protected in that sense.” “I’m very pleased to say that Byron local government area is over 80 per cent fully vaxxed now. And that’s, you know, against all the nay-sayers, our community has absolutely rallied.
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