(Natural News) Unvaccinated residents living in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) are now prohibited from exercising or going to work. The new measure – another example of medical tyranny in the country – comes as the state reports 256 new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infections on Jan. 6, with 27 cases of community transmission.
NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner confirmed the new measures, which would run from Jan. 6 until Jan. 10. He told SBS News on Jan. 6: “Today’s escalation in case numbers is concerning. Our community transmission rate has grown in recent days.”
“The fully vaccinated can continue as they were. For people who are not vaccinated, lockdown rules will apply to everyone aged 16 and above. Unlike previous lockdown rules, unvaccinated people will not be able to leave home to go to work or for exercise,” he added. Those partially vaccinated – people who only had their first shot of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine – are also subject to the restrictions.
Under the Jan. 6 mandate by Gunner, unvaccinated NT residents will be prohibited from traveling further than 30 kilometers from their residents. However, the ban on the unvaccinated would not apply under three circumstances – if they will access medical treatment, purchase essential goods and services and provide care and support for a family member or person unable to support themselves.
Aside from this, Gunner also implemented a lockout for excluded areas in the territory from Jan. 6 to Jan. 10. It will then transition to a vaccine passport system once the lockout expires. Only residents and essential workers will be allowed to enter the excluded communities with the NT, with a negative rapid antigen test required of them.
The chief minister said during a Jan. 6 press conference: “COVID is often an exponential problem. One positive case in the community usually sees more than one person affected. There has been plenty of time for people to get vaccinated. People who are not vaccinated present the greatest risk of spreading the virus, and are the most at risk of becoming seriously ill if they get the virus.” (Related: Australian northern territory chief minister states he is not harming aboriginal people, he is protecting them with forced vaccinations.)
Gunner gunning for vaccine passports in the Northern Territory
The chief minister defended his move to impose a vaccine passport system in the territory during the press briefing. He argued that it was “not radical” to do so, seeing that other Australian states have implemented the same measure.
“We’re doing this early as a sustainable measure that provides the best ability to control community transmission and who ends up in our hospitals,” Gunner said.
Under the system, patrons will need to show proof that they are fully vaccinated by either a vaccination certificate issued by Australia’s Medicare universal health insurance system or the Territory Check-In app. The vaccine passport is mandatory before residents can enter high-risk hospitality settings. These include pubs, casinos, restaurants, cinemas and ticketed events.
According to Gunner, the vaccine passport system set to be implemented in the NT is meant to keep residents “as safe as possible” while eating at a restaurant or drinking at a pub. He emphasized that the responsibility of presenting vaccine passports before entry lies with individual customers, but managers can ask for proof of vaccination if need be.
“I know there are unvaccinated people who can be impolite; I have experienced that. I do not want our hard-working front line workers to experience that. If there are troublemakers who try to breach this direction, call the police.” (Related: ZERO FREEDOM: “Zero COVID” strategy will see Australians lose freedoms, face jail time for entering shops without a vaccine passport.)
The mandates Gunner implemented in the NT have no relation whatsoever to the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations – only 23 people – across the entire territory. Only two people are in intensive care, with one of them on a ventilator.
Watch the video below about Gunner doubling down on the “no vaccine, no freedom” message for workers.
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