NSW has recorded 29 new cases of covid 19 with Premier Gladys Berejiklian “putting everyone on notice” that a wider Sydney lockdown could be imposed this weekend.
Twenty nine locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were detected in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, 17 of which we already knew about. Twelve cases were previously unannounced.
Ms Berejiklian said the “health advice is evolving” quickly, and the tone of her morning briefing was that a lockdown and new health orders across other parts of Sydney could be imminent.
A crisis cabinet meeting will be held later today, to discuss how the Delta variant can be contained.
Ms Berejiklian said the reason for additional concern today was because exposure sites in Sydney had increased beyond the four LGAs currently in lockdown.
“I am putting everybody on notice that we may need to extend (lockdown health orders) during the course of the day or tomorrow.”
A raft of new exposure sites were declared overnight, including across the Northern Beaches, North Shore and in western Sydney.
More than 55,000 people were tested in the last 24 hours.