New South Wales records 30 new cases of covid-19 amidst Sydney lockdown.
Written by crest887fm on June 27, 2021
The Australian state of New South Wales has reported 30 new Covid cases on the second day of Greater Sydney’s two-week lockdown.
An expanded lockdown now covers 5m people in Greater Sydney, as well as the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong.
Cases of the highly infectious Delta variant now stand at 110.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Sunday that she expected that figure to rise.
Stay-at-home orders will remain in place until 9 July for all of Greater Sydney and the other specified areas.
Police have said they will use number plate recognition technology to monitor vehicles and ensure people have not strayed out of their lockdown zone.
Virgin Australia said on Sunday it was contacted passengers and crew on five recent domestic flights, after a crew member had tested positive in Melbourne.
In the Northern Territory, Darwin and two other towns have entered a 48-hour lockdown after four cases new cases were reported.
The outbreak of new infections emerged a week ago in Bondi, the famous beach suburb, and spread first into the city centre and then to its western fringes.
It has been linked to a driver who transported international arrivals from the airport.
State Health Minister Brad Hazzard described the Delta variant – which first emerged in India – as a “very formidable foe”.