The authorities of the state of New South Wales in Australia have extended restrictions due to the outbreak of COVID-19 to the whole of Sydney and nearby territories, the governor of the state Gladys Berejiklian said in a statement.
On Friday, the authorities announced a lockdown in the central areas of Sydney.
“To protect the residents of New South Wales from the spreading COVID-19 outbreak, the current instructions to stay at home apply to the entire Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, and Wollongong from 18: 00 today, June 26, to 23: 59 Friday, July 9,” the governor’s statement is quoted on the state government website.
Residents of quarantined areas are allowed to leave the house only for work or study, for necessary purchases, for sports, or to help relatives during the lockdown.
According to the latest data from the New South Wales Health Authority, 29 new cases of infection were detected in the state over the past day. For all the time, 5535 cases and 56 deaths were recorded there. The zero patient of this outbreak is called the driver of a limousine that transported the crews of international flights from Sydney airport to hotels for quarantine.