Sydney’s lockdown extended by a week

Original article by Alexandra Smith, Lucy Cormack, Mary Ward
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 7-Jul-21

The New South Wales government is set to announce that the COVID-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney will be extended until at least 16 July, following a crisis cabinet meeting. Restrictions had been slated to be eased on 9 July, but the state has recorded 18 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours; just 11 of these cases were self-isolating for the entire period they were infectious. The new cases include the sixth resident of an aged-care facility, who had been fully vaccinated; four workers at the facility have also tested positive. Meanwhile, Sydney students will return to remote learning when the school holidays end on 13 July, although schools in regional areas will re-open.


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