Sydney extends lockdown as other cities in Australia reopens

Written by on July 28, 2021

Sydney’s lockdown has been extended by another month as Covid cases continue to rise.

Australia’s largest city has been under stay-at-home orders since late June due to an outbreak of the Delta variant.
More than 2,500 people have been infected in Sydney’s worst outbreak this year.

New South Wales – of which Sydney is the capital – reported 177 new cases on Wednesday, the most in a day since March 2020.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was not possible for the city to exit lockdown on Friday as had been planned.

She announced further curbs on movement – including a 10km (6.5 miles) limit on essential shopping.Victoria and South Australia both came out of lockdowns today, after containing smaller outbreaks.

Credit: BBC

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