A lockdown was imposed in Sydney on June 26, 2021, lasting until July 9 to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak after a rise in Delta strain was identified.
Bondi clusters (Delta virus) showed up all over Sydney, predominantly south of the Harbour Bridge, with a few in Manly, North Sydney, and North Ryde. Avalon cluster, on the other hand, was confined to a particular location.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Sydney had not witnessed complete lockdown since the pandemic's beginning in March 2020. Only northern beaches were under lockdowns in the previous outbreak.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned on June 26 that "the transmissibility is at least double the previous variants that we've seen and unfortunately this variant is becoming the main variant." reports SMH. She added previously, people infected with COVID-19 would pass it on to 30 percent of their household contacts, but with Delta, it was more likely everyone in the family would get sick.
According to CBS News, residents were only allowed to leave their homes for vital jobs, education, receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, medical emergencies, outdoor exercise, and shopping for food or other necessities. The outdoor activity could include ten members or fewer.
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