Hundreds of thousands of Sydney residents might be underneath motion management orders till not less than July 9, because the New South Wales state authorities introduced extra Covid-19 instances on Sunday.
An extra 30 instances had been reported as authorities tightened curbs and warned of doubtless longer or wider restrictions to come back.
NSW Well being stated there have been now 79 sufferers being handled for Covid-19. “One in every of whom is in intensive care however not being ventilated,” the state ministry stated. “Most instances (94 per cent) are being handled in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, together with returned travellers.”
Individuals dwelling within the Metropolis of Sydney in addition to the Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inside West, Bayside and Woollahra native authorities areas, will solely be allowed to go away their properties for looking for meals or different important items and companies, medical care or compassionate wants, train outdoor in teams of 10 or fewer, or important work, or schooling, that can’t be carried out from residence.
These extra instances have been to publicity websites outdoors the Sydney native authorities areas, which have already been locked down. Because of this, “well being recommendation is evolving” and “if we have to take additional motion we are going to instantly notify the group”, stated Gladys Berejiklian, NSW premier.
“Don’t depart metropolitan Sydney underneath any circumstances,” she stated.
New Zealand has suspended its quarantine-free journey bubble with Australia over the outbreaks.
On Saturday, Paul Kelly, Australia’s chief medical officer, widened the hotspot space to incorporate Wollongong, greater than 80km south of Sydney, in addition to the Blue Mountains and Central Coast areas.
Australia’s federal Covid-19 committee is because of maintain an emergency assembly on Monday over the rising case numbers.
Victorian well being minister Martin Foley warned folks from NSW hotspots to remain out of the state or face a A$5,000 high quality.
He stated Victoria Police had been patrolling border areas and utilizing cellular and automatic expertise to scan automobile quantity plates of individuals coming into the state from NSW.
Darwin, in Australia’s distant Northern Territory, faces a two-day lockdown over an outbreak centred on a mine.
There at the moment are 5 constructive instances detected from the Granites gold mine within the Tanami Desert. One case has since travelled to New South Wales, one other to Queensland and a 3rd to Palmerston, close to Darwin.
The 48-hour lockdown applies to the Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield council areas
The Smith Avenue mall in Darwin’s centre was abandoned on Sunday, ABC reported, and store shutters had been rolled down because the lockdown got here into impact.
Small companies pressured to shut would obtain a one-off fee of A$1,000 (US$750), stated Michael Gunner, chief minister.