Australia’s largest city entered a hard lockdown, again, on Saturday amid a surge in Covid cases.
Sydney ordered the closure of all construction sites and non-essential retail.
600,000 residents are prohibited from leaving their neighborhood to work, Reuters reported.
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The Australian city of Sydney on Saturday ordered construction sites closed, banned nonessential retail and threatened fines for employers forcing staff into the office as new COVID-19 cases continued to rise for three weeks. after a citywide shutdown.
Authorities in the state of New South Wales, of which Sydney is the capital, also banned hundreds of thousands of people in the city’s western suburbs, the hardest hit area, from leaving their immediate neighborhoods to work, as they recorded 111 new cases in the previous 24. hours, compared to 97 the day before.