Coronavirus: Parts of Australia’s Sydney put into strict lockdown after rise in cases

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Around 1 / 4 of one million individuals in Sydney’s northern seashores have been ordered on Saturday to remain at house till Wednesday midnight after a coronavirus cluster grew by 13 new cases, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian stated.

Sydney, Australia’s largest metropolis of round 5 million individuals, may even see some citywide restrictions carried out in the approaching days, with the northern seashores outbreak now at 39 confirmed cases, Berejiklian stated. Two extra cases have been beneath investigation.

“I should say, to put everybody on notice, we will be considering … whether this time tomorrow we do revert back to some restrictions in greater Sydney,” she stated. She added, nevertheless, that the restrictions won’t be as robust as for the northern seashores.

Residents there have been requested to remain house except for one of 4 important causes: grocery purchasing, work, compassionate grounds together with emergency medical therapy, or visiting an remoted relative.

Berejiklian stated the strict lockdown for components of Sydney was important.

“We’re hoping that will give us sufficient time to get on top of the virus, so that we can then ease up for Christmas and the New Year,” she stated.

Until this week, Australia had gone greater than two weeks with none native transmission, permitting most states and territories to take away almost all social distancing curbs.

But the Sydney northern seashores outbreak threw Christmas journey plans for hundreds of Australians into chaos with states and territories imposing border restrictions on Friday.

(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.)

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