Doctors urge NSW to ‘pump the brakes’ on easing restrictions

Doctors have called on NSW to “pump the brakes” on easing restrictions too fast amid concern hospitals will be overwhelmed and as it was reported the state’s chief health officer does not endorse the new roadmap. The state’s new Premier Dominic Perrottet fronted media without Dr Kerry Chant on Thursday to announce some freedoms would be fast-tracked from Monday. The Australian Medical Association’s NSW branch has reacted to the changes with a warning that they were happening too quickly which would overwhelm the hospital system and burn out healthcare workers. “We’ve got a new premier in the driver’s seat, but that’s not a good enough reason to deviate from the course previously set,” AMA NSW President Danielle McMullen said. “Keeping people safe must be the premier’s top priority. “Relaxing restrictions too soon will not be a ‘popular’ decision if it means the number of people contracting the virus and ending up in hospital skyrockets.”

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