Sydney Lockdown Extended for a Further Two Weeks
It has been announced that Sydney’s lockdown will once again be extended for another two weeks after 97 new cases were reported overnight on Tuesday.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement on Wednesday, saying that 24 cases were infectious while in the community.
The lockdown extension is for Greater Sydney region, including the entire metropolitan area, Wollongong, the Central Coast, Shellharbour, and the Blue Mountains.
And the decision means students in Greater Sydney will be required to attend classes online for mimumum of a further two weeks.
The lockdown has been predicted to be costing the economy a staggering $700million a week.
It comes as the government is now offering financial support for businesses and individuals who have lost their job.
Under the changes, the payments have increased to $375 if a person has lost between eight and 20 hours of work a week. And $600 if a person has lost 20 hours or more a week.
Support for mental health services announced
The Federal Government is also committing $12.25 million to help boost mental health services for residents currently enduring extended lockdowns.
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