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COVID-19 update: Parts of regional NSW enter first lockdown

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian arrives at a press conference to provide a COVID-19 update in Sydney, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 21 July 2021.

  • NSW introduced the first regional lockdown for the Orange, Cabonne and Blayney council areas.
  • Victoria records 22 new local COVID-19 cases, all of the new cases are linked to current outbreaks.
  • Residents in NSW and Victoria are getting tested in record numbers.
  • South Australia has recorded a new case of COVID–19, bringing the current cluster to six.

New South Wales 

New South Wales has recorded 110 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, with 43 of those infectious in the community. From today, employers who force their employees to come into the office will face an on-the-spot fine of $10,000.

The first regional stay-at-home orders that apply to all people who live in the Orange, Cabonne and Blayney council areas or have been there on or after Saturday, July 17. Testing clinics are open in the area. 

Find here, the locations of the cases in a list or a map. The current lockdown will be extended until 11:59 pm on Friday, 30 July.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 22 new local coronavirus cases, all of which are linked to the current outbreaks. The total number of active cases in the state to 118.

Victorian residents in New South Wales and the ACT are no longer allowed to come home under a two-week pause on issuing red zone permits.

Find here, the locations of the cases in a list or a map. The current lockdown will be extended until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 27 July. 

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • .There are currently 82 testing sites across South Australia, and 52 exposure sites

  • From tomorrow, anyone who's been to South Australia won't be allowed to enter Queensland unless they're a returning resident. 

  • Western Australia is also implementing 14 days of quarantine for travellers from South Australia.


The Eid al Adha (“Festival of the Sacrifice”) finishes on Friday, 23 July. It is important to protect yourself and others during Eid al-Fitr prayers by: 

  • choosing to pray at home 
  • cancelling large gatherings
  • wearing your mask
  • using your own prayer rug

Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment

Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:

If you want to travel overseas, you may be able to apply online for an exemption. Click here for more information about the conditions to leave Australia. There are temporary measures for international flights that are regularly reviewed by the government and updated on the Smart Traveller website.



Visit the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service's translated:
COVID-19 Vaccination Glossary
Appointment Reminder Tool.


Testing clinics in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory 


Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory

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