Thousands and thousands of Sydney residents will probably be underneath motion management orders till at the very least July 9, because the New South Wales state authorities introduced extra Covid-19 circumstances on Sunday.

An extra 30 circumstances had been reported as authorities tightened curbs and warned of doubtless longer or wider restrictions to come back.

NSW Well being mentioned there have been now 79 sufferers being handled for Covid-19. “One in all whom is in intensive care however not being ventilated,” the state ministry mentioned. “Most circumstances (94 per cent) are being handled in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, together with returned travellers.”

Folks dwelling within the Metropolis of Sydney in addition to the Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Internal West, Bayside and Woollahra native authorities areas, will solely be allowed to depart their properties for looking for meals or different important items and providers, medical care or compassionate wants, train outdoor in teams of 10 or fewer, or important work, or training, that can not be carried out from dwelling.

These further circumstances have been to publicity websites exterior 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’ll instantly notify the group”, mentioned Gladys Berejiklian, NSW premier.

“Don’t depart metropolitan Sydney underneath any circumstances,” she mentioned.

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.

Gladys Berejiklian, New South Wales premier, attends a press conference in Sydney on Saturday
Gladys Berejiklian, New South Wales premier, attends a press convention in Sydney on Saturday © Jenny Evans/Getty Pictures

Victorian well being minister Martin Foley warned folks from NSW hotspots to remain out of the state or face a A$5,000 nice.

He mentioned Victoria Police had been patrolling border areas and utilizing cell and automatic expertise to scan automotive 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 are actually 5 constructive circumstances 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 Road 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 compelled to shut would obtain a one-off fee of A$1,000 (US$750), mentioned Michael Gunner, chief minister.