NSW Covid update: Two months into outbreak premier toughens lockdown and says it’s ‘time to bunker down’

Posted by on August 20, 2021 5:06 am
Categories: Global Stories

A curfew is being introduced in western Sydney while masks will be mandatory outdoors for all of NSW

Two months into New South Wales’s Delta outbreak, the premier has toughened and extended greater Sydney’s lockdown and introduced a curfew in the western suburbs, declaring “it is time for all of us to bunker down and take this as seriously as we can”.

NSW health authorities reported 644 local Covid cases and four deaths on Friday. Gladys Berejiklian said two factors were behind a raft of new restrictions, including a state-wide mask mandate and expanded police powers – surging case numbers and compliance breaches.

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