Could Sydney’s lockdown be extended? Health authorities ‘optimistic’ Sydney orders will only last a week


UPDATE: Sydney has recorded another 12 COVID cases, with crisis talks now underway

An expert has weighed in on whether she thinks Sydney’s circuit-breaker lockdown will last for more than a week.

Professor Catherine Bennett, chair in epidemiology at Deakin University, said the lockdown was unlike others seen across the country in the past.

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“This lockdown isn’t about trying to stop the virus itself, it’s not an intervention in its own right,” she told Weekend Sunrise on Saturday.

“What this is is really helping the health department by in effect, putting everybody in those risk areas who has lived or worked there, into quarantine.

The four LGAs impacted by the stay-at-home orders. Credit: Peclet

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