COVID: Sydney lockdown extends another two weeks as NSW adds 97 COVID-19 cases

LOCKDOWN: The lockdown for Greater Sydney has been extended for another two weeks, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Wednesday.
LOCKDOWN: The lockdown for Greater Sydney has been extended for another two weeks, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Wednesday.

LOCKDOWN in Greater Sydney, including Wollongong and Shellharbour, will go on for at least another two weeks from Friday, the state government has confirmed.

The numbers are the first released since the state and federal relief package for individuals and business were unveiled on Tuesday.

Home learning will be required for school students during that period after the state recorded 97 cases of community transmission, 24 of which were infectious in the community.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Fairfield local government area, which has "three quarters of the cases", had reduced its mobility in a promising sign.

"We need those adjoining council areas ... to also reduce their mobility," she said.

"That means stay home. Don't leave the house unless you absolutely have to."

Wednesday's numbers continue a streak of cases who have not isolated while infectious.

Ms Berejiklian said the most common transmission was between immediate family members and workmates.

"The 24 number is what we have to get down close to zero before we can end the lockdown," she said.

More than 65,000 people were tested in NSW during the 24-hour period, a figure Ms Berejiklian dubbed "outstanding".

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