Southwest Sydney has Australia’s lowest Covid vaccination rate, with resident tired of lockdown

Residents trapped in Australia’s Covid Ground Zero are fed up with the strictest restrictions anywhere in the country.

Southwest Sydney is the epicenter of the Delta outbreak, with photos showing how frustrating it is to be just 3 miles from home and be forced to wear a face mask outside at all times as the Defense Forces patrol the streets and police helicopters circling through the air.

In Cabramatta, a whiteboard expressed the mental anguish of many with the words, ‘Lockdown isn’t working! The infection rate is high every day! Why are we still trapped in our own homes?’

The Fairfield Council area also has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Australia, with 952 recorded in the last four weeks in suburbs where three quarters of people speak a language other than English at home.

In Cabramatta's main shopping center, a white sign expressed the mental anguish of many with the words, 'Lockdown isn't working!  The infection rate is high every day!  Why are we still trapped in our own homes?'

In Cabramatta’s main shopping center, a white sign expressed the mental anguish of many with the words, ‘Lockdown isn’t working! The infection rate is high every day! Why are we still trapped in our own homes?’

The multicultural suburbs of Australia’s largest city continue to account for the vast majority of the new daily figures, with New South Wales registering 199 new locally acquired cases on Tuesday, 50 of which were contagious in the community.

Southwest Sydney also has the state’s lowest vaccination rate, with only 33.1 percent of over 16s having received a first dose, compared to the national average of 41 percent on Aug. 1.

The proportion of fully vaccinated people was just 14.6 percent, compared to 19.7 percent nationally, data from the federal health ministry shows.

In Sydney’s more affluent North Shore, 51.9 percent of people have had one dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer, and 26.9 percent have had two shots.

Southwest Sydney is the epicenter of the Delta outbreak, with photos showing how frustrating it is to be only 3 miles from home and have to wear a face mask outside at all times while the Defense Force (pictured in Fairfield) patrols the streets

Southwest Sydney is the epicenter of the Delta outbreak, with photos showing how frustrating it is to be only 3 miles from home and have to wear a face mask outside at all times while the Defense Force (pictured in Fairfield) patrols the streets

Southwest Sydney is the epicenter of the Delta outbreak, with photos showing how frustrating it is to be only 3 miles from home and have to wear a facemask outside at all times while the Defense Force (pictured in Fairfield) patrols the streets

Compared to southwestern Sydney, even the Richmond-Tweed area of ​​NSW, which includes the traditional anti-vaxxer hubs of Mullumbimby and Byron Bay, had higher first-dose vaccination rates of 39.7 percent and 17.2 percent complete. vaccinated.

Sydney’s eastern suburbs, where the Delta outbreak began in June, had a higher-than-average first dose rate of 44.8 percent, with 23.9 percent in the two-dose category.

People in South West Sydney are also more likely to work in service jobs such as taxi driving, car sharing or construction work which means they cannot work from home.

In Fairfield, the worst affected municipal area, Vietnamese is the most widely spoken, next to English, followed by Arabic.

With daily case numbers stubbornly staying in the triple digits, residents of Fairfield, Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown, Campbelltown and Georges River council zones are prohibited from leaving their local government area for work unless they are employed in healthcare, aged care or critical services.

Southwest Sydney (pictured is a woman in Fairfield) also has the state's lowest vaccination rate: just 33.1 percent of those aged 16 and older who received a first dose, compared to the national average of 41 percent out of 1. August

Southwest Sydney (pictured is a woman in Fairfield) also has the state's lowest vaccination rate: just 33.1 percent of those aged 16 and older who received a first dose, compared to the national average of 41 percent out of 1. August

Southwest Sydney (pictured is a woman in Fairfield) also has the state’s lowest vaccination rate: just 33.1 percent of those aged 16 and older who received a first dose, compared to the national average of 41 percent out of 1. August

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant has highlighted at media conferences how she grew up in Punchbowl, in the Canterbury-Bankstown area.

The Reserve Bank of Australia now expects national gross domestic product to contract in the September quarter, marking the first three months of contraction since the 2020 Covid recession, due to the lockdowns in Sydney.

“The economic outlook for the coming months is uncertain and depends on the evolution of the health situation and containment measures,” said Governor Philip Lowe.

“Recent outbreaks of the virus are interrupting the recovery and GDP is expected to decline in the September quarter.”

With daily case numbers stubbornly staying in the triple digits, residents of the Fairfield (pictured is a sign in Arabic and English), Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown, Campbelltown and Georges River are not allowed to leave municipal zones in government area for work, unless they work in healthcare, aged care or critical services

With daily case numbers stubbornly staying in the triple digits, residents of the Fairfield (pictured is a sign in Arabic and English), Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown, Campbelltown and Georges River are not allowed to leave municipal zones in government area for work, unless they work in healthcare, aged care or critical services

With daily case numbers stubbornly staying in the triple digits, residents of the Fairfield (pictured is a sign in Arabic and English), Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown, Campbelltown and Georges River are not allowed to leave municipal zones in government area for work, unless they work in healthcare, aged care or critical services

The Reserve Bank of Australia now expects national gross domestic product to contract in the September quarter, marking the first three months of contraction since the 2020 Covid recession, due to the lockdowns in Sydney (pictured is a woman who wears a face shield when she buys string beans in Fairfield)

The Reserve Bank of Australia now expects national gross domestic product to contract in the September quarter, marking the first three months of contraction since the 2020 Covid recession, due to the lockdowns in Sydney (pictured is a woman who wears a face shield when she buys string beans in Fairfield)

The Reserve Bank of Australia now expects national gross domestic product to contract in the September quarter, marking the first three months of contraction since the 2020 Covid recession, due to the lockdowns in Sydney (pictured is a woman who wears a face shield when she buys string beans in Fairfield)

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