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  • Lockdown restrictions are being introduced in parts of Sydney as a record 22 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in NSW
  • Residents in the City of Sydney, Woolhara, Waverley and Randwick are all being asked to stay at home for the next week
  • Sydneysiders who work in those four local government areas (LGAs) are also being asked to go into lockdown and stay at home
  • Under the lockdown, residents must work from home, attend school from home, and can only leave for medical care, essential shopping or exercise
  • NSW’s Chief Health Officer warns case numbers are expected to rise in the coming days, as more close contacts test positive

Lockdown restrictions are being introduced in parts of Sydney as a record 22 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in NSW.

That figure is the biggest daily increase recorded since this latest outbreak began and brings the Sydney cluster to approximately 70 cases.

Following the increase, residents in the City of Sydney, Woolhara, Waverley and Randwick have been placed in lockdown, with all non-essential businesses to close.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said anyone who works in those local government areas (LGAs) needs to stay home as well, even if they live outside the area.

“It doesn’t matter where you live — if you happen to be usually working in one of those four LGAs, you have to adhere to the stay-at-home order,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“The reason is that a number of what we call the seeding events where the transmissions have occurred because people who might be working in a venue in Bondi or the CBD have come into work.

“They’ve potentially got the virus from a client and been infectious while they’ve kept on working and passed it on to other people. We know that it doesn’t just matter where you live, it also does affect where you work.”

Under the lockdown, residents must work from home, attend school from home, and only leave their houses for medical care, essential shopping or exercise.

Mask-wearing restrictions have also been extended for all of the Greater Sydney Region, while Sydney residents in regional NSW were being asked to wear masks.

NSW’s Chief Health Officer has warned case numbers were expected to rise further in the coming days, as more close contacts test positive for the highly virulent Delta strain.

All of today’s case numbers have been linked to the Bondi outbreak, however, there is still one case where authorities haven’t determined how the person contracted the virus.

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