Lisa Wilkinson has taken a jab at New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian after the state recorded another 124 cases of Covid-19, the most we've seen since the outbreak began in Sydney last month.
The Project host told her co-hosts, Gladys probably "regrets being disparaging about (Victorian Premier) Dan Andrews and how he handled things".
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has been urging people for weeks to avoid non-essential contact with others, including family members, as the Delta variant spreads across the state.
"It’s cruel how contagious it is. It is spreading like we’ve never seen before," she said.
Lisa said last night: "Gladys has been telling us for days there is all the green shoots, but we watched them wither on the vine today with her predicting that it is only going to get worse."
"I’m wondering if she regrets being disparaging about Dan Andrews and how he handled things.
"In New South Wales, we’re looking at Victoria and how quickly you went into lockdown and how tight the numbers are staying and thinking 'that’s what we should have done.'"
Carrie Bickmore explained Victorians are now used to "doing the right thing" as it's their fifth lockdown.
Victorian authorities reportedly visited 436 homes to ensure people were staying home, and every one of them was obeying the rules.
"That's pretty extraordinary," she said.
Later, Lisa said she "didn't understand" why tougher restrictions weren't being put into play but hinted there were other reasons.
"[Ms Berejiklian] says she is following the health advice; a lot of people think if that’s the health advice that she has been following from the beginning then either the health advice is flawed or she has got some other masters that we don’t know about," she said.
"Because there is plenty of people who would like to see some of these rules reigned in so we can knock this thing on the head and get down to the zero (cases) that she keeps saying is her objective."
The main differences to other states' lockdowns include not having to wear a mask outdoors unless you cannot socially distance - however, there have been no confirmed cases of Covid transmission outdoors throughout the entire pandemic. Other differences include the 10km distance limit, whereas Victoria has a 5km radius and South Australia has just 2.5km.
In NSW, hardware stores, office supply stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, bottle shops and banks are open for customers.
One way that NSW has been tougher has been with the closure of construction sites until at least the end of the month.
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