16 Aug 2021

Covid-19: NSW clamping down on stay at home orders

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 16 August 2021

New South Wales is clamping down on its stay-at-home orders, with new measures like a five-kilometre curb on travel from home, and increased penalities for violating the rules.

The entire state has joined Sydney in a lockdown, with 415 new cases and four deaths yesterday.

The Premier is hoping vaccines will slow the surge, as the federal government has secured one million Pfizer doses from Poland.

ABC Sydney reporter Lara Hyams spoke to Philippa Tolley.