Australia Most abide by NSW lockdown as cases rise
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Today's case total is 2,583 more than the 7,738 recorded last week, with Britain's death toll standing at 14 and data up to June 18 showing 73,766,593 jabs have been given in the UK so far.Today's case total - 2,583 more than the 7,738 recorded last week - comes amid fears that the UK will not be able to outpace the Delta variant with the current rate of vaccination.
NSW is bracing for more COVID-19 cases as it faces the second full day of a two-week lockdown.
The state recorded 30 new locally-acquired virus cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday as Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour went into lockdown.
The last time the state recorded as many cases was in December during the Northern Beaches outbreak.
The millions of residents in the lockdown zone are only to leave the house for work that can't be done at home, to shop for essentials, for exercise, to seek medical care and for care-giving, or compassionate reasons.
NSW government criticised on Q+A for not going into COVID lockdown over Bondi cluster of Delta variant
Health experts appearing on Q+A say that the NSW government has made a mistake by not locking down in response to the spread of the COVID Delta variant in the Bondi cluster.Q+A pannellists Mary-Louise McLaws and Bill Bowtell on Thursday night criticised the decision of NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant and Premier Gladys Berejiklian not to send Sydney, or at least parts of it, into a snap lockdown to contain the latest outbreak.
Anyone in regional NSW who has been to Greater Sydney since June 21 is also being asked to stay home for the lockdown period.
NSW Police issued more than 15 fines for offences on the first night of lockdown, including an eastern Sydney family travelling to the Hunter for a sporting event and an Illawarra cafe owner who refused to wear a mask.
A man and a woman were issued with $1000 fines at Bondi Beach on Sunday for breaching the rules. The number of infections linked to the so-called Bondi cluster reached 110 over the weekend.
Video: Restrictions imposed on Sydney as lockdown avoided (Sky News Australia)
While the cluster began in the city's east, Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said 10 of the new cases were linked to Great Ocean Foods at Marrickville in Sydney's inner west.
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From travel restrictions to mask-wearing, here's what you'll be allowed to do now lockdown has stared in the Darwin region.The lockdown, which began at 1:00pm, was announced earlier today after the detection of four new COVID cases linked to a Central Australian mine.
One case linked to the seafood distributor is a domestic flight crew attendant with Virgin Australia who tested positive on Saturday night.
NSW Health on Sunday afternoon issued a number of new exposure sites including a Mexican restaurant at Bondi Beach, two eateries in Maroubra, Establishment Bar in the Sydney CBD and an Annandale cafe.
On Sunday night a Bondi hairdresser, a Bexley aquatic centre and a Woolworths, bakery, butchery and deli in Coogee were all listed as venues of concern.
Authorities also issued a correction, removing Crossroads Hotel in Casula as a venue of concern and adding Crossways Hotel in Strathfield South - a different part of Sydney.
The Australian Retailers Association earlier this week estimated the loss in retail trade during the lockdown would reach $2 billion.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the early anecdotal evidence was that people were so far abiding by the lockdown rules. The premier said she "did not regret a single decision" she had made about the outbreak so far, including delaying a citywide lockdown.
"I have never cared about what people think about me," Ms Berejiklian said. "I care about keeping people safe."
Everything you need to know about Greater Sydney lockdown .
Lockdown has been extended in Greater Sydney for another week as case numbers of coronavirus continue to grow. The stay-at-home orders had been initially scheduled to end this Friday.It is now scheduled to end at 11.59pm next Friday, July 16.NSW EXPOSURE SITES: Full list and latest details hereThe lockdown includes Sydney itself, as well as the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour and the Central Coast. © Getty Exercising outdoors is allowed, even encouraged, during lockdown in Sydney.