Original article by Alexandra Smith, Lucy Cormack
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 13-Jul-21
New South Wales has reported 89 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, including at least 21 who were active in the community while they were infectious. The federal and NSW governments have responded to the growing outbreak in Greater Sydney by agreeing to provide a combined $5.1bn in COVID-19 disaster payments for businesses and individuals who have been affected by the lockdown. The funding commitment is based on expectations that the lockdown will be extended by at least four weeks. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it is in the national interest to increase the financial support, given the severity of the Sydney outbreak, while Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the package will encourage compliance with lockdown rules.
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