Gladys Berejiklian announces lockdown extension to September 30

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she will extend Sydney’s lockdown until the end of September as the state records 644 cases.

“Yesterday in New South Wales to 642 cases of community transmission at least 41 of those, and this number will go up as we further finalise the cases, at least 41 were infectious in the community during this time,” she said.

Ms Berejiklian said the lockdown will be formally extended to September 30 from Monday midnight but Shellharbour and the Central Coast will be classified as regional.

“I also want to stress that from Monday midnight, unless you’re exercising, masks should be worn outdoors everywhere across New South Wales,” she said.

Ms Berejiklian said a curfew would also apply from Monday midnight but would be localised to the LGAs with the highest transmission of COVID-19.