South Australia goes into lockdown, NSW lodges 78 new COVID cases


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Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Photo: AFP

In the 24 hours leading up to 8 p.m. yesterday, NSW recorded 78 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian stating that 21 were infectious while in the community, and eight were isolated for part of their infectious period.

The isolation status of 12 instances is still being looked into.

On the previous day, 63,000 tests were performed, and they detected cases in people who were not sick, which the premier described as "good news."

Officers stumbled across an office party yesterday while monitoring George Street in Sydney's CBD, according to NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys.

One of the attendees was discovered unconscious on the floor.

"There are seven of us in a small office suite." Birthday cake, alcoholic beverages, birthday food, and someone passing out on the floor

"No evidence of any mask-wearing, no good reason to be in that office suite, no good reason to have a party."

Seven fines were given for violating public health rules, according to him.

Kerry Chant, the chief health officer, said a woman who died yesterday after contracting Covid-19 was given care and assistance prior to her death.

"That family were offered care, and were offered transport to the alternate facility to support them with their isolation and care," she said.

"They made the decision to stay at home." says the narrator.

South Australia 

Premier Steven Marshall of South Australia has verified a fifth Covid-19 case in the state, involving a person who dined at The Greek on Halifax on Saturday, at the same time as the outbreak's first case, while health officials confirmed the epidemic was the Delta strain.

Marshall declared that the state would be placed on lockdown starting at 6 p.m. local time, with just five reasons for residents to leave.

The curfew will be in effect for seven days.

A fourth case was reported this morning, but Marshall said the fifth case, which is not related to the original family, is "far more worrying"

They were attempting to "significantly reduce movement," he said.

"The reality is, we're dealing with a different variant than we were this time last year," he explained.

"We've seen this in Victoria, and it's highly transmissible." It's moving at a breakneck pace, and we don't want it to spread over our state."

The only reasons to leave home would be to care for someone, to perform vital employment, to acquire needed items such as food, to exercise with family members, and to receive healthcare, which would include Covid-19 testing and vaccination.

Exercise must be done within 2.5 kilometers of your home and for no more than 90 minutes every day.


Lockdown in Victoria has been extended for another seven days, till midnight on July 27. Any travel requiring red-zone permits would also be temporarily halted, according to Premier Daniel Andrews.

Twelve of the 13 new locally acquired cases in Victoria were linked to ongoing outbreaks, while one was still being investigated. Yesterday, the state received 49,454 test results.

The number of cases, transmission chains, and whether or not all of the cases were linked to current outbreaks, according to Andrews, are the three elements that will determine how long the limitations will stay.


Three new cases have been reported in Queensland, with two in hotel quarantine and one new locally acquired case who traveled from Melbourne to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast on July 13th.

She visited Sunshine Coast Plaza and Rice Boi at the Mooloolaba wharf on Thursday 15 July after receiving a negative test and having been to a location of interest in Melbourne, then on Friday took a bus from Maroochydore station to Landsborough, then a train to Eagle Junction in Brisbane.

The woman had been properly vaccinated but would have the Delta variant, according to Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young.

Publish : 2021-07-20 09:42:00

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