NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced extended COVID measures for Sydney as more COVID-19 cases are reported across the city.
11 new cases have been announced, with six of those made public yesterday. 17 locally acquired cases were reported after 8:00pm yesterday and will be included in tomorrow’s figures.
14 of these cases are linked to known cases, and three cases are under investigation.
Berejiklian has said many of the new cases are household contacts of previous cases. Numbers are expected to grow over the next few days due to the infectious nature of the Delta variant of COVID-19, Berejiklian said.
There are now 65 cases linked to the Bondi cluster.
NSW recorded 11 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, six of which were announced Thursday morning.
NSW Health has also been notified of an additional 17 locally acquired cases overnight. These cases will be included in tomorrow's numbers. pic.twitter.com/YQ9dd4HeOd
— NSW Health (@NSWHealth) June 25, 2021
Stay-at-home orders in place
Stay-at-home orders have been issued for four local government areas in Sydney. These measures will be in place for a week.
Ms Berejiklian said there were only five reasons for people who live or work in Woolhara, Waverley, Randwick and the City of Sydney to leave home.
“If you live or work in those Local Government Areas, you need to stay at home unless absolutely necessary,” she said.
The reasons include:
- If you can’t work from home and you have to work outside of home
- If you can’t get educated at home and you have to get educated outside of home.
- If you exercise outside, although we don’t want any more groups than 10.
- If you need to provide care or compassion to a relative.
- If you need to buy essential goods or services.
Ms Berejiklian said there was no curfew.
“These are the only reasons we want anybody who lives or works in those four local government areas to leave their home”, she said.
“And for example, I’m captured in that. I don’t live in those areas but I work there and have done so in the last fortnight, so therefore, I’m captured by that stay at home order.
“So if you live or work in those four Local Government Areas, you need to make sure that you don’t leave your home unless for the main reasons that I’ve outlined just now and that will be in place for a week.
“We appreciate what impact this will have significantly on businesses, especially in the CBD and those four council areas we’ve announced.”
Venues of concern are regularly being identified as case investigations continue, and the list of venues and associated health advice is continuing to be updated. Please check the NSW Health website regularly and follow the relevant health advice.
There were 47,603 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 48,402.