The New South Wales Premier has confirmed that the Greater Sydney area will remain in lockdown for at least another month.
There were another 177 local infections recorded in the 24 hours to 8.00 pm yesterday, the highest daily number in this latest outbreak of the delta variant.
Of those, at least 46 cases were out in the community while infectious.
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Over 94,000 people came forward for testing over that time as well.
It’s forced the Premier to confirm that the local government areas within the extended Greater Sydney area will remain under strict lockdown until August 28.
A number of restrictions have had to be tightened as well, with people now not allowed to go essential shopping outside of a 10 kilometres from their residence.
Parramatta, Georges River and Campbelltown have been added to the five local government areas living under tougher restrictions, they cannot leave their home unless they’re on the critical worker list.
Construction still cannot resume in the eight local government areas for another month.
Meantime, year 12 students will be able to return to class rooms from mid-August, with the state to give students priority access to Pfizer vaccines brought in from regional areas.
All other years will continue home schooling for another four weeks.
More to come.