Now They’re Confiscating Alcohol Delivered to Locked-Down Australians If Quantity Exceeds State-Sanctioned Limit
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If you’ve had an inkling that the COVID-19 response in one particular Australian state has taken on an Orwellian hue, then the newest reported wrinkle probably won’t shock you.
In New South Wales — a southeastern state encompassing Sydney — alcohol deliveries to apartments under COVID-19 lockdown are being confiscated if booze volume exceeds limits mandated by the Ministry of Health, news.com.au reported.
The powers that be are enacting daily alcohol limits to “ensure the safety of health staff and residents,” the outlet added.
News.com.au said Mission Australia’s Common Ground building in Camperdown is the latest building where occupants are subjected to such rules — and it should come as no surprise that they don’t like it.
Residents of the social housing development complained that care packages sent to them by friends and relatives have been searched prior to delivery, the outlet said.
“They are searching all bags and things coming into the building,” Common Ground resident Robin Elhaj said, according to news.com.au. “They confiscated a series of gifts. So things like bottles of spirits — we weren’t allowed to have those, and we still [aren’t].”
More from the outlet:
Residents are allowed to receive a ration of one of the following: six beers or pre-mixed drinks, one bottle of wine, or one 375ml bottle of spirits.
Excess alcohol is being confiscated until lockdown rules are lifted.
Residents can consult with a clinician if they think they need more than the allowed limit.
A Sydney Local Health District spokeswoman confirmed the limits are in place in NSW Health’s Special Health Accommodation where COVID-positive patients and close contacts are sent for isolation, news.com.au reported.
The outlet said it’s unclear how NSW Health can enforce alcohol-delivery limits to those isolating in their own homes as public health orders don’t mention alcohol limits.
A NSW Police spokeswoman told news.com.au that officers are not confiscating alcohol delivered to residential buildings and don’t have the authority to do so: “In all residential lockdown locations, NSW Police are there to ensure compliance with the Public Health Orders and assist NSW Health if required.”
However, a Sydney Local Health District spokeswoman told news.com.au that when NSW Health took control of apartment buildings in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the buildings became subject to alcohol consumption restrictions.
New South Wales has seen a number of controversial measures related to COVID-19:
- Dr. Kerry Chant, the state’s chief health officer, in July told citizens to avoid talking to each other in order to prevent the virus’ spread: “Whilst it’s human nature to engage in conversation with others — to be friendly — unfortunately this is not the time to do that.”
- By the end of July, the Australian military was deployed to enforce coronavirus lockdowns in Sydney.
- But hey, it’s not all bad news — the city’s authorities recently rewarded fully vaccinated people with one additional hour of outside recreation time. (In other words, from one hour to two hours in groups no bigger than two and within 5 kilometers from home.)
Source: The Blaze
The whole place is disgusting…. The police beating the shit out of citizens, the military going along with obvious traitors making them traitors as well.
Sorry to tell those citizens,,, they’re going to have to break down and do something to dump the jerks. Waiting for someone else to do something it isn’t working out too well, is it.
It’s gonna get worse people. Like a dog that kills a chicken, he will keep doing it until he is put down. These despots smell chicken blood,,, you. They’re gonna keep on doing it until put down.
A military is usually brought in when the government turns despotic and fears the people. This is where you are at right now.
The road ahead splits and goes in two different directions. One is full blown tyranny, the other is peace and freedom. Your choice and yes there will be suffering but then you’re already suffering.
Do you want the present situation your enduring for your children and grand children?
Some tough decisions ahead….
The new Monopoly Game,,,Australian Version. Go to Jail….
Ken, same people who control US/UK/France/Germany/Italy ect..ect… Control Aus & NZ… Same Satanist cabal…
The majority of Sydney residents are pathetic. They are too deep in debt to rise up against the tyrannical government. Sydney is planned on re-opening mid October. Most people are looking forward to having a drink at the pub or have a haircut. I would prefer most people to use the first day of re-opening to protest at parliament house and the police headquarter. In this life, if you don’t push back what you think is wrong then you deserve all the bad things that happen to your life.
Is it not a blessing that democracy was chosen and not dictatorship? I know I sleep easier having voted for the candidate whose promise to represent my viewpoints and maintain a stable and just “democratic majority equals right” standpoint was successful in the elections.
What would life be like now if lived in a tinpot dictatorship? Politicians beware, soon you will be looking for my cross in the box.
L.O.L. Got bad news for you, Raymond. The democratic horse you mention, has well and truly bolted long ago. How is it, that you’ve missed the latest bit of Legislation passed by majority last week,(clearly your rep supported it) allowing the authorities to hack into your phone/P.C. scan it to see what you have stored upon it, delete items and even insert items they wish to see on your devices, then accuse you of illegal actions, by having this info on your devices and arrest you. Shove you in gaol without charge and not tell anyone where you’ve disappeared to. This my friend is the Democracy your rabbiting on about within Australia today ??? Mate, it ALREADY IS a TIN POT DICTATORSHIP !
This gives the term “down under” a whole new meaning.