This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 28 July 2021.
- Greater Sydney’s lockdown extended until the 28th of August.
- Victoria investigates one unlinked case.
- No new cases in South Australia.
- Queensland faces double COVID-19 threat.
New South Wales
New South Wales has recorded 177 new locally acquired cases and one further death. At least 46 cases were in the community while infectious.
The current lockdown has been extended by four weeks until Saturday, the 28th of August. An additional three local government areas in Sydney - Campbelltown, Parramatta, and George's River - are now also under stricter movement restrictions, with only essential workers allowed to leave.
In Fairfield only health and aged care, while in Canterbury-Bankstown all essential workers are required to be tested every three days. Consistent rules introduced across Greater Sydney, with shopping and exercise only allowed within 10km from home.
Find here the changed COVID safe measures.
The state has recorded nine new locally acquired cases with eight of those linked to current outbreaks. One case is still under investigation.
A number of restrictions will remain in place, including mandatory mask wearing both indoors and outdoors.
Find here the latest COVID-19 restrictions.
Last 24 hours around Australia
- Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young confirms 19 of the 21 crew on a bulk carrier have tested positive to COVID-19 and one man who has likely been infectious in the community in Brisbane for six days.
- SA records the second day of zero transmission.
Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment
Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:
VIC Travel permit, Overseas travellers and Quarantine
ACT Transport and Quarantine
NT Travel and Quarantine
QLD Travel and Quarantine
SA Travel and Quarantine
TAS Travel and Quarantine
WA Travel and Quarantine
- News and information over 60 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus
- Relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT, Tasmania.
- Information about the COVID-19 vaccine in your language.
Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:
Testing clinics in each state and territory:
Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory: