Three rural councils in New South Wales, Australia enter 7-day lockdown
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
A week-long lockdown began at midnight yesterday in the New South Wales (NSW), Australia, after a local resident was infected with COVID-19 by a truck driver at the food factory in , which the driver had visited daily from July 13 to 16., , and local government areas in
The decision to go into lockdown follows what ABC News described as a "crisis cabinet meeting" of the New South Wales government. Under the new regulations, residents of the three areas will only be permitted to leave their homes for "essential" reasons. Shops, schools, and construction are remaining open. Five sites in have been listed as exposure venues, and people who visited one or more are advised by to get tested for the coronavirus and to self-isolate for two weeks.
A lockdown in the Greater Sydney area, including the , , , and , has been ongoing since June 26 due to an outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19. New South Wales yesterday recorded 78 new cases of COVID-19. The Western NSW Local Health District has put hospitals on red alert, limiting visits.
- "NSW’s Central West to go into lockdown" — , July 20, 2021
- "NSW regional councils of Orange, Blayney and Cabonne Shire going into lockdown from midnight" — , July 20, 2021
- Paige Cockburn. "COVID-19 lockdown expanded to Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Central Coast" — , June 26, 2021
- Anne Davies. "NSW Covid update: Sydney lockdown extended for at least two weeks as state reports 97 new cases" — , July 14, 2021