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Sydney Lockdown Extended By Two More Weekson July 14, 2021 at 2:10 am

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New South Wakes has recorded 97 new local COVID-19 cases, prompting the government to extend a lockdown in Greater Sydney and its surrounds by at least two more weeks. The stay-at-home provisions, which were scheduled to end on Friday, will now remain in place until at least July 30. The state’s schools will also continue with online learning. Of the 97 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, at least 31 were in the community during part or all of their infectious period. “(That’s) what we need to get down to as close to zero as possible,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Wednesday. Restriction settings across regional NSW remain unchanged. It comes after the state and federal governments on Tuesday afternoon revealed an extensive financial support package. The state government expanded a business grants program and will cut or defer payroll …

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