More than 80 per cent of the NSW population is now locked in as the state struggles to slow the spread of the Delta Covid-19 tribe across Greater Sydney and into the regions.
About 6,571,800 inhabitants have now been barred.
Byron Bay and the surrounding local government areas of northern NSW entered into a snap seven-day lockdown from 6pm on Monday after a man from Sydney traveled there about a week ago and subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.
Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon said locals feared an outbreak and there was no record of venues the man had visited.
“What we do know is that he had not checked in anywhere, had not used QR codes, had not been isolated by himself when he became ill, he was not tested until he was really ill,” he said. he to ABC radio on Tuesday.
The lock came when the regional town of Tamworth also joined the Hunter region and Armidale in a seven-day lockdown after an infected young woman visited the area from Newcastle.
Meanwhile, Sydney’s Bondi Beach Public School and Shortland Public School in Newcastle are closed for cleaning on Tuesday after Covid cases there, while Kingswood Public School in Sydney’s West and Armidale Secondary College in the New England region have reopened following cases of the virus there.
Meanwhile, ABC reports that another apartment block in Sydney’s west has been blocked.
Residents of the 58 units in the Astina apartments in Penrith are all considered close contacts after the building was erected by NSW Health as a three-day exposure site last week with residents and visitors to be tested and isolated for 14 days.
In the 24 hours to 8 p.m. Sunday, NSW recorded 283 local Covid-19 cases, 106 of which were in the community while contagious.