Sydney COVID-19 lockdown to be extended until Sept-end

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia’s New South Wales state authorities on Friday extended a COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney until the end of September after nearly two months of lockdown restrictions failed to contain an outbreak of the Delta variant.

Curfews will be introduced from 9 p.m to 5 a.m. in the city’s 12 worst-affected local council areas from Aug. 23, state Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.

The current lockdown rules were due to end on Aug. 28.