New restrictions as three more Covid cases emerge in NSW

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NSW has confirmed three new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, prompting the state to extend restrictions.

A total of four cases were announced on Sunday, with one reported yesterday and added to today's total. 

One new case was reported in the 24-hour period to 8pm Saturday night while two others emerged overnight and will be added to Monday's total.   

NSW also reported three new cases which were acquired overseas.

Restrictions have been extended in NSW. Source: AAP
Restrictions have been extended in NSW. Source: AAP

"It is important for all of us to be on high alert, no matter where we live in particular," Premier Gladys Berejiklian said at a press conference.

New restrictions will extend across seven local government areas, with masks now mandatory indoors.

Hospitality workers will be required to again wear masks and people must wear them when indoors in a public setting, including supermarkets, cinemas and conferences. 

The mask rule will apply in the Randwick, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West, City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra local government areas. 

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"You must wear a mask if you are in and around those seven local government areas," Ms. Berejiklian said.

"That will include things like hospitality workers, shopping, retail shopping, any indoor activity where you aren't eating or drinking, will need to wear a mask."

The mask mandate is effective immediately though compliance is necessary from 4pm on Sunday.

Everyone in the Greater Sydney region, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas will have to wear masks on public transport until midnight on Wednesday.

More to come.

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