Central Sydney shut down for several hours this afternoon as thousands of anti-lockdown protesters breached COVID-19 restrictions to march in a ‘Freedom Rally’, sparking brawls between police & protesters.
Berejiklian advises: “If you live in either the Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown or Liverpool local government areas, you cannot leave those local government areas for work unless you work in health or emergency services.”
“I can not make vaccination mandatory. But everyone is now assuming the consequences. The country will not close again to protect a few unvaccinated people and we will not let the vast majority of the Greek population that is vaccinated to pay the cost,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.
New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian has announced a two-week lockdown starting at 6pm tonight, Saturday 26 June that will remain in place until midnight on Friday 9th July. Residents of greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong are not permitted to leave their homes unless it is for one of four essential reasons.