Will Sydney’s Covid lockdown work and how different are restrictions to Melbourne’s ‘ring of steel’?
State premiers including Victoria’s Daniel Andrews have criticised the lockdown settings in NSW as too lax Greater Sydney’s lockdown has already been extended by another four weeks but New South Wales health authorities are facing questions about what more can be done to limit the spread of Covid-19, as well as criticism from other states.
Hopes of Melbourne being able to host AFL finals games and the premiership decider remain in limbo after it was announced fans will be barred from attending matches in Victoria for at least two more weeks. Victoria premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the easing of lockdown restrictions in the state will begin at 11:59pm on Tuesday, but large gatherings are still barred.
Builders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support packages during Covid lockdowns
The Victorian government is considering support for smaller construction operators as industry in Melbourne and Sydney reels from outbreak The Victorian government is considering a plea from builders to include home renovations in financial support packages the next time the state locks down as the national construction industry reels from Covid-19 restrictions in Melbourne and Sydney.
Victorian premier says further border restrictions necessary to keep ‘Sydney problem in Sydney’ The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, says the state will tentatively emerge from its fifth lockdown on Wednesday, with the easing of restrictions accompanied by a tightening of the border with New South Wales.
He said NSW would have to provide modelling for his state to donate vaccines Mr Andrews announced Victoria would end lockdown as NSW records 172 cases Premier reassured Victorians he would do whatever it takes to keep NSW out Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has again demanded a 'ring of steel' around Sydney, while vowing to ban NSW residents from his state.
Australia’s second-most populous city Melbourne will end its fifth lockdown, with the Victoria state government declaring it has beaten an outbreak of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant for a second time Australia’s second-most populous city Melbourne will end its fifth lockdown on Tuesday with the Victoria state government declaring it had beaten an outbreak of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant for a second time.
The mayor of one of four NSW councils dumped from the Victorian border bubble says the decision defies logic, given the region has not had a case of COVID-19 for more than 12 months. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the Wagga Wagga, Hay Shire, Lockhart Shire and Murrumbidgee councils will no longer be included in the cross-border bubble from 11:59pm on Tuesday.
Victoria's fifth lockdown ends with schools, shops, cafes, sport and even gyms to re-open - but home visits are STILL banned and masks mandatory
Victorians are set to be released from lockdown at 11.59pm on Tuesday Restrictions will still remain in place to keep the number of positive cases down The 5km travel rule will be scraped with shops, bars and gyms set to reopen The premier also took a swipe at NSW for refusing to implement a 'ring of steel'
Victorians are forced to wait yet another day to know if lockdown will end tomorrow night after Dan Andrews skips daily press conference and health minister says 'nothing is finalised'
Victorians have been forced to wait until Tuesday to learn if restrictions will ease Health authorities said on Monday they are still 'finalising' if lockdown will end The statewide lockdown had been scheduled to end at 11.59pm on Tuesday The state recorded 11 new Covid cases on Monday, the same figure as Sunday
Cranky, beleaguered Dan Andrews declares 'Sydney is not an outbreak, it's going to go on for months' as he lashes out at Gladys Berejiklian for refusing to put a 'ring of steel' around the city and clashes with media
Daniel Andrews hit out at the NSW Premier over state's growing Covid-19 He once again recommended a 'ring of steel' around Covid-ravaged NSW Mr Andrews said the situation in Sydney could lead to months in lockdown He rejected calls to provide extra vaccines to NSW despite ongoing outbreak NSW recorded 141 cases on Sunday, with 38 of these infectious in community
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said everyone at the events was 'selfish' Dan Andrews has torn strips off 'evil' protesters who flooded Australian streets to protest against Covid lockdowns. Thousands of 'Freedom Rally' demonstrators took to the streets of Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday despite both cities fighting Delta strain outbreaks.
Daniel Andrews makes Victorians wait yet another day to learn when the state's FIFTH lockdown will finally end as 11 new cases are recorded and protesters are slammed for 'self-indulgent tantrum' risking weeks more misery
Numbers on Monday will be the deciding factor whether restrictions are eased Daniel Andrews slammed everyone who attended the anti-lockdown protest Health officer said attendees threw a 'self-indulgent tantrum' at the rally Mr Andrews said 11 cases are linked to known clusters, and took a swipe at NSW Daniel Andrews will make Victorians wait another day to find out when the state's fifth lockdown will end, as 11 more cases were recorded.
Melbourne apartment block is locked down and residents are ordered to isolate after Covid-infected person visited the building
Residents of Lacrosse building, 673 Latrobe Street Docklands told to isolate After a positive case visited it health authorities consider it potentially infectious The residents are required to remain inside until 11.59pm, Friday July 30 Victoria announced 12 new Covid cases on Saturday, all linked to Delta outbreak
Two of the new cases on Saturday were infectious and out in the community Daniel Andrews has condemned an anti-lockdown rally planned on Saturday Victoria has recorded 12 new virus cases as it continues to follow a 'go early, go hard' approach to fighting COVID-19 infections. Victoria has recorded 12 new locally-acquired COVID-19 infections as police prepare to meet anti-lockdown protests planned for Melbourne.
Furious Sydneysiders slam Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for refusing to hand over vaccines and calling for a 'ring of steel' around the city to stop its spiralling Delta outbreak
Premier Dan Andrews called for 'ring of steel around Sydney' to stop spread He rejected calls to provide extra vaccines to NSW despite ongoing outbreak Sydney residents hit out at Andrews' call, saying his strategy wouldn't work now Sydney outbreak began with a more transmissible strain than Melbourne faced
Sydney to DELAY giving second Pfizer jabs so MORE young people can get their first dose amid growing Covid-19 outbreak - as Scott Morrison quotes Kyle Sandilands while ruling out increasing vaccines for NSW
NSW recorded 136 new cases with 77 people infectious in the community Premier Gladys Berejiklian called for huge changes to national vaccine rollout Prime Minister Scott Morrison agreed to delay second doses of Pfizer vaccines The plan would allow NSW to jab more people with their first doses earlier Mr Morrison said no more Pfizer doses were available after NSW called for extra
No jab no play: Unvaccinated Australians could be BANNED from footy games and the races after dozens were infected with coronavirus at the MCG
Unvaccinated Australians could be banned from future sporting events Outbreaks at MCG and AAMI Park have government considering restrictions Victorian Premier Dan Andrews said they were looking at vaccine mandates Unvaccinated Australians could be banned from attending sporting events as stadiums become super-spreader events sparking Covid outbreaks. . The supporter then took the virus to Phillip Island in regional Victoria, wreaking havoc on the local community.