The ongoing lockdown in Sydney has been tightened, citing an increase in corona infections. In addition, all services except emergency will be closed from Saturday night.
The state government has sealed off some corona-affected areas in Sydney after 111 new corona infections were found in the last 24 hours. People in the sealed areas of Bankstown, Liverpool, Fairfield and Canterbury are not allowed to leave their homes.
However, doctors and staff working in the health sector and those working in the emergency services are not allowed to go out of the house.
From Sunday, non-essential shops will be closed and click and collect, take away and home delivery services will be available. From Monday, except for the most urgent maintenance work, sanitation services will also be closed.
An 80-year-old man has died of a corona infection in Sydney in the last 24 hours.
This lockdown will be effective until the night of July 30.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berjiklian said the ongoing crackdown had to be tightened, citing the rapid spread of corona in the community.
Meanwhile, 19 community infections have been found in the area around Melbourne till Friday night.
Victoria has also announced a five-day lockdown to prevent further spread of the corona in her state.