Victoria has recorded 22 new cases of Covid-19 overnight as the state enters its first day of an extended seven-day lockdown to stem the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant.
Among the venues in Victoria exposed to the virus include a warehouse, a popular Aldi and a busy coffee shop, while in NSW a popular Coffs Harbour pub is also affected.
The country town of Orange in regional NSW has also been thrown into a week long lockdown after the virus spread from a pet food driver making a delivery from Greater Sydney to a local.
Along with Orange, South Australians have been ordered to stay at home for seven days while in Victoria the state's fifth lockdown has been extended for another week.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
There seems to be no end in sight for Greater Sydney's lockdown while there are also now fears of an outbreak in Queensland after a woman tested positive having arrived from Melbourne.
A string of new venues have been added to NSW and Victoria's growing list of exposure sites while Covid outbreaks around the country send more than 13 million into lockdown (pictured pedestrians in Covid struck Liverpool in Sydney)
The Hoey Moey pub in Coffs Harbour (pictured) was exposed to Covid on Thursday July 15 between 3.55pm and 4.20pm, while initially only the bottle shop had been listed as an exposure site
The Aldi supermarket in Beaconsfield in Melbourne was also exposed to the virus and was added to Victoria's swelling list of affected venues on Tuesday night
The Hoey Moey pub in Coffs Harbour was exposed to Covid on Thursday July 15 between 3.55pm and 4.20pm, while initially only the bottle shop had been listed as an exposure site.
Several other venues were added to NSW Health's relentlessly growing list on Tuesday night, including two Woolworths stores, one in Sydney's Belrose and another in Chester Hill.
The new exposure sites in Victoria come after the state recorded 13 new infections on Tuesday.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The BR International Logistics warehouse in Derrimut in Melbourne's west, is believed to have been exposed by an infected resident all day for a week.
Those who attended the venue anytime from July 13 to July 19 must isolate for 14 days from the day they were exposed, regardless of a Covid-19 test result.
A woman is seen walking her dog in Melbourne on Tuesday. Victoria is in the midst of its fifth lockdown
The BR International Logistics warehouse in Derrimut in Melbourne's west, is believed to have been exposed by an infected resident all day over a period of seven consecutive days
Pop-up cafe and arts store Status Quo Pop-up in Richmond was exposed by an infected resident over four days between July 14 and July 17.
Those at the store between 8am to 3pm on any of those days are required to get a Covid test and isolate until a negative result.
The Sloane Ranger cafe in Cremorne has also been listed on July 14 from 8:25am to 9:10am and July 15 from 8.25am to 9.05am.
Meanwhile the Aldi in Beaconsfield has been put on alert for shoppers who attended the supermarket on July 17 between 1:30pm and 3:00pm.
Victoria's lockdown was scheduled to end at midnight but has been extended for another seven days until midnight July 27.
NEW SOUTH WALES:
*The state recorded 78 new Covid-19 cases overnight, with 27 out in the community while infectious and 29 yet to be linked to known clusters.
*Of the new cases, 52 (66 per cent) were found in south-west Sydney - with health officials finding 11 cases in both the city's west and south-east.
*Greater Sydney has entered its fourth week of hard lockdown, with the outbreak of new infections at 1,418 since June 16.
*Officials confirmed a woman in her 50s had died from the virus in Sydney's south-west, the mother of two infected removalists.
*Orange in the state's central west has also began a seven day lockdown after an infected pet food driver from Sydney spread Covid-19 to a local
*Victoria has extended its lockdown for a week after 13 new cases in the state were announced on Tuesday.
*The lockdown was scheduled to end at midnight but has been extended for another seven days until midnight July 27.
*Nine of the 13 new cases were isolating for all their infectious period, with 12 linked to the Delta outbreak in NSW and one under investigation.
*Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has reinstated a hard border with NSW and ordered a temporary pause on the issuing of 'red zone' permits.
*From midnight on Tuesday, Victorians returning home from north of the border must apply for a new permit.
*The only ones allowed to enter will be authorised workers and those who successfully apply for a compassionate exemption.
*Almost 49,500 Victorians came forward for testing on Monday while another 17,083 rolled up their sleeves for the Covid-19 jab.
*Two overseas-acquired cases in hotel quarantine were also recorded.
*The state has recorded a mystery case of Covid-19, a fully vaccinated woman had tested positive despite no known links to other clusters.
*The woman, aged in her 20s, flew into the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne on July 13.
*The case is unrelated to any of the existing outbreaks - with authorities confirming she had been infectious in the community for three days.
*Chief health officer Dr Jeanette Young said she suspected the state's latest infected woman caught the virus in a Melbourne pub.
*Two new overseas acquired cases were also detected in hotel quarantine.
*Premier Steven Marshall announced the entire state would go into lockdown from 6pm on Tuesday for the next seven days.
*The call was made after two new locally acquired cases of Covid overnight, bringing the total number of infections in the state to five.
*Residents only have five lawful reasons for residents to leave home, for essential supplies, to exercise, for medical care, for care or compassionate reasons or essential work.
*Construction sites across the state will shut down for seven days and schools will transition to online learning from Thursday.
*Mr Marshall also said more testing sites would open in Adelaide on Thursday amid long queues at testing facilities on Monday and early Tuesday.
Victoria's lockdown was scheduled to end at midnight but has been extended for another seven days until midnight July 27 (pictured Melbourne residents wait to get a Covid vaccine)
The country town of Orange (pictured) has now been plunged into a seven-day lockdown
This is Victoria's fifth lockdown since the pandemic hit Australia's shores early last year and the third one so far in 2021.
'We want to avoid a long, lengthy challenging lockdown where you lose control of cases, we have avoided that, but we need more time,' Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said.
He also reinstated a hard border with NSW and ordered a temporary pause on the issuing of 'red zone' permits.
Almost a third of Victoria's locally-acquired coronavirus cases can be traced back to a fan who attended an AFL game, a Euro 2020 viewing party, and a rugby match while unknowingly infectious.
That man caught the virus from a resident of a Maribyrnong apartment complex who got it from unmasked Sydney removalists, then went on to spread it to friends and family.
Twelve of Tuesday's cases are linked to the outbreaks of the Indian Delta variant in the state, which originated in NSW, and one case is under investigation.
There appears to be no end in sight for Sydney's lockdown as the city enters its fourth week of tough restrictions (pictured, an eerily quiet George Street on Tuesday)
South Australia has also entered a seven day lockdown after a total of five infections were recorded (pictured, testing in Adelaide on Tuesday)
But an extra week of lockdown in Victoria is unlikely to be enough to quash an outbreak of the Indian Delta coronavirus variant, an epidemiologist says.
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