Sydney lockdown will be extended for an additional week




As Sydney nears the final days of its two-week lockdown, the ABC has revealed that Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian will announce an extension today.

According to the ABC, the lockdown of Greater Sydney will now be extended until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 16, with the Prime Minister due to confirm the extension at his press conference this morning.

Since the outbreak began in June, some 330 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed across Sydney.

Greater Sydney includes the entire metropolitan area, Wollongong, the Central Coast, Shellharbour and the Blue Mountains.

Residents will only be allowed to leave your home for the following reasons:

  • Work if you can’t work from home
  • Exercise in groups of 10 or less outdoors
  • Education if it can’t be done at home
  • To buy essential goods or services
  • Provide essential care to someone

The series of COVID restrictions introduced for all of Greater Sydney have also been extended. You can read more detailed information on the current restrictions here and the locations of the NSW COVID cases here.

If you are not feeling well, stay home and get tested. You can find a testing clinic near you here.

Need to stock up on masks? Head here.

Image credit: Rosie Steggles


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