CONFIRMED: Tweed plunged into snap 7 day lockdown from tonight

New South Wales authorities have confirmed that the Tweed, Byron and Kempsey will go into lockdown at 5.00 pm tonight.

That’s after an infected Sydney person travelled to multiple locations across the three regions last weekend, with contact tracing now underway.

They are now in isolation in the northern area, and there have been no new cases diagnosed overnight.


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However, there has been a number of exposure sites across restaurants, pubs and shopping centres in the regions.

It’s prompted a seven-day snap lockdown of all three areas, while authorities try to get on top of the potential outbreak.

At this stage, it seems the area of Ballina is not included.

It means a return to stay at home orders, with people only allowed to leave home for the four essential reasons; exercise, shopping, health, work/school.

All eyes will now be on Queensland Health, to see what changes will be made to the border bubble.

The Queensland Premier told everyone to be ready for a closure, but wouldn’t confirm anything in this morning’s press conference.

“There are some concerns about a case at the moment in Byron Bay,” Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters on Tuesday.

“We are going to wait to see what NSW does at 11.00 am and we’ll listen to the advice from New South Wales.

“We just need to be ready if New South Wales does anything in relation to that Byron Bay area.

“So please listen to updates from Queensland Health following the New South Wales press conference.

New South Wales has also recorded 1,022 cases overnight, along with 10 further deaths.

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Note: the press conference is still happening at the time of writing.