Orange and the rest of Western NSW is all but certain to see an extension to its lockdown orders on Thursday.
A decision is expected to be announced by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro on Thursday, with Dubbo MP Dugald Saunders telling media on Wednesday that some areas in the state may see stay at home orders scrapped, but that it wouldn't likely be anywhere out west.
"The Dubbo region and our region more broadly is highly unlikely to come out of stay at home orders," he said.
"We have another 27 positive cases today (Wednesday). It is highly unlikely that anywhere in our region will be coming out of stay at home orders, I can't make it any clearer than that.
"The deputy premier has been very clear about on that for a few days now. When we have cases like what we're seeing it is not going to work at this particular point of time."
The news came on the same day that Western NSW recorded 27 more COVID cases, although none of them were in Orange.
"I know of places where there hasn't been a case at all, ever or where there hasn't been a case for over 18 months," Mr Saunders added.
"We are very keen to be able to see those places come out of stay at home orders.
"We're dealing with reality here and I've been part of the conversation about what things look like for the greater Central West and Western region and I think the deputy premier has put it very clearly in the last week that we just don't have the ability to look at areas where there are significant cases all the time and them coming out."
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