Just In: Sydney's Mask Restrictions Have Been Expanded and Extended


An additional seven cases were diagnosed after 8pm on Monday and will be included in the official tally for the next 24-hour period.

It's a bit confusing, so here's the breakdown of the 10 new cases figure: there are five new cases reported in today's figures, but two of those were announced yesterday.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the case number will continue to grow as more household contacts of cases test positive in coming days.

Everyone in greater Sydney and Wollongong (but barring the Central Coast and the Hunter) will be required to wear face masks on public transport, when going grocery shopping, or attending indoor events for at least another week, until June 30th at midnight.

Three of the new cases were recorded before 8pm whereas three cases were also confirmed today, including a woman in her 60s from Illawarra and a woman in her 40s from Sydney's northern suburbs. As someone about to out herself as living in Sydney's eastern suburbs, let me be the first to say: farrrrk.

"If we suddenly have a number of unlinked cases and if we suddenly have them outside the geographic region they are concentrated in, that will obviously adjust the health advice and we will respond to that", she said.

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Both are contacts of previously reported cases and already in isolation.

The seventh case is a child who attends St Charles Catholic Primary School in Waverley and the source of the infection is now unknown.

Berejiklian ruled out any further restrictions for the time being. "We feel the response is proportionate".

NSW Health has also ramped up its advice around the original infection site at Westfield Bondi Junction and is asking anyone who was there - including the auto park - at any time between June 12 and 18 June to get tested for Covid-19.

A Chemist Warehouse in Sydney's CBD and the ANZ bank branch on the corner of York and Market St have also been added to the list, for Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon respectively, with patrons considered casual contacts being told to get tested and isolate until receiving a negative test.

Some 16 contacts had been identified in New Zealand as being at locations of interest in Sydney.