New South Wales has recorded 239 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, marking the highest number of community transmission cases since the beginning of the pandemic. At least 66 of these were infectious while in the community. “Based on those numbers, we can only assume that things are likely to get worse before they get better given the quantum of people infectious in the community,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said. More than 110,000 people were tested yesterday – another record for the state.
Meanwhile, New compliance measures are being introduced in high-risk LGAs across Greater Sydney.
For residents living in the eight local government areas, you must wear a mask at all times when outside the house.
“If you step foot outside your household, you need to wear a mask at all times. It doesn’t matter where it is,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
“We’re seeing too much evidence of people who are not wearing masks when they need to, or if they are outdoors, they’re coming into contact with other people and not having a mask.”
Penalties for not wearing a mask will increase from $200 to $500.
Additionally, residents within those LGAs will only be able to move within a five kilometre radius of their homes.