New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has signalled a shutdown of all “non-essential” services in the state over the next 48 hours. Berejiklian will outline her plan at a national cabinet meeting tonight.
Schools will be open tomorrow, Monday March 23, but Berejiklian said she will make a further comment about this tomorrow.
Supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies, convenience stores, freight and logistics and home delivery services will remain open. Nothing has been confirmed in regard to restaurants, cafes and bars, but it’s unlikely these businesses will be deemed essential.
“I will update NSW tomorrow morning about the impacts and our plans following the national cabinet,” Berejiklian said in a statement.