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COVID-19 update: Record numbers and tighter restrictions in NSW

A near empty Market Street is seen in the central business district in Sydney. Source: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 29 July 2021.


  • NSW records the highest number of cases since the start of the pandemic.
  • Victoria still investigates one unlinked coronavirus case.
  • South Australia records two new cases.
  • Another week of mandatory masks for Queenslanders.

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 239 new local cases of coronavirus and two deaths - a woman in her nineties and a man in his eighties, both from southwest Sydney. The source of infection of 126 cases is under investigation and only 81 were in isolation for their entire infectious period.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says residents in the eight local government areas of concern of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool, Cumberland, Blacktown, Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River, will not be allowed to travel more than five kilometres from home.

Fines for not wearing a mask across NSW have also increased from $200 to $500. From tomorrow police will be given the power to close businesses that repeatedly flout the rules.

Find here the changed COVID-19 rules and restrictions

Victoria

The state has recorded six new locally acquired cases.  All cases are linked to current Delta variant outbreaks and were in quarantine while infectious.

Health authorities are still trying to track down the source of a mystery case found yesterday.

Find the changed COVID safe measures.

Last 24 hours around Australia

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 translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:

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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