A sign warns people at a beach in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. SYDNEY, Dec 19: Around a quarter of a million people in Sydney’s northern beach suburbs were ordered on Saturday into a strict lockdown until midnight on Wednesday in an effort to contain a coronavirus cluster which authorities fear may spread across the city. 'Manly is back': Partial end to northern beaches lockdown as southern region rejoins Greater Sydney. Credit:Roger Stonehouse. * Sydney's northern beach suburbs in lockdown * Authorities fear cluster may spread across city * Further city restrictions possible * Panic shopping, hotels, restaurants close Stay across the news you need to know related to the pandemic. Asia Today: Sydney Beach Suburbs in Lockdown as Cases Rise Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of … Staff at hospitality venues will also have to wear a mask. Sydney's northern beaches in lockdown 29 Images Stillness descends on northern beaches as the cluster grows. The following week, that area had 19 cases, and the week after that it was down to five. Women sheltering from the rain at Bilgola Beach this morning . After the COVID-19 outbreak in Avalon, the Northern Beaches have been placed back into lockdown.Credit:James Brickwood, A quiet Mona Vale Beach. Sydney residents were urged not to head to the shops for Boxing Day bargains, while those in some northern beach suburbs prepared to re-enter a strict lockdown for three days. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the advice from NSW Health was that the risk of transmission in the southern region had “dissipated”. From late Saturday afternoon until midnight Wednesday, residents will only be permitted to leave their homes for five basic reasons: medical care, exercise, grocery shop, work or for Caitlin Fitzsimmons is a senior writer for The Sun-Herald, focusing on social affairs. Residents of the southern part of the northern beaches will be released from lockdown at midnight on Saturday and come under the broader restrictions that apply to … Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a cluster of cases in the area increased to 41. Premier Gladys Berejiklian providing an update on COVID-19 on Saturday. Beachgoers outside the Manly Surf Pavilion this morning. Twenty-three new cases were diagnosed overnight , however 10 of these were announced yesterday. Northern Beaches Council area, Northern Beaches Council, New South Wales - population 209,604 An accurate suburb map for Northern Beaches Council area and surrounding areas is available in profile.id - the online community profile compiled by id, the population experts and funded by the local council. From late Saturday afternoon until midnight Wednesday, residents will only be permitted to leave their homes for five basic reasons: medical care, exercise, grocery shop, work or for compassionate care reasons. After the COVID-19 outbreak in Avalon, the Northern Beaches have been placed back into lockdown.Credit:Nick Moir, Surfing at Manly Beach, an activity allowed, after a COVID-19 outbreak in Avalon sent the Northern Beaches into lockdown.Credit:James Brickwood, Quiet streets in Avalon. Sent Monday and Thursday. Greater Sydney residents will have to wear masks in some public indoor spaces from midnight on Saturday, with a $200 fine for those caught flouting the new rules. Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a cluster of cases in the area increased to 41. Sydney's northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to … A stay-at-home request issued to Sydney's Northern Beaches should turn into a lockdown order, infectious disease expert Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake says.. Overnight, NSW Health urged hundreds of thousands of residents from the Spit Bridge to Palm Beach to stay at home for three days as contact tracers rush to contain a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak. Residents of the southern part of the northern beaches will be released from lockdown at midnight on Saturday and come under the broader restrictions that apply to Greater Sydney, while those in the northern zone will need to wait another week. Asia Today: Sydney beach suburbs in lockdown as cases rise SYDNEY, Australia — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a cluster of cases in the area increased to 41. Public warning sign at Manly Beach. A … That compared to the southern zone, which had a rate of 3 per 100,000, and the rest of Greater Sydney where the rate was 0.4. People in Avalon and other suburbs in the top end of the northern beaches will have to wait until January 9 to see if restrictions are lifted. Charis Chang CharisChang2 news.com.au December 19, … Credit:James Brickwood, A quiet Newport Beach area after Covid has impacted the area causing lockdowns. SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a cluster of cases in the area increased to 41. Women sheltering from the rain at Bilgola Beach this morning .Credit:Tanya Lake. For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage. “There is a greater risk at this stage of community transmission in parts of western Sydney, which we are trying to get on top of, than there is in that southern section of the northern beaches,” Ms Berejiklian said. Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the reason the northern zone was not coming out of lockdown was because of a higher rate of infection given the population density in the area was low. Credit:Renee Nowytarger, Sanitisation Station at Manly wharf. The northern beaches is now locked down. This means no visitors to the home, a limit of five people gathering outdoors in public places for exercise and recreation, and the closure of non-essential businesses. SYDNEY, Australia — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a … Christmas in the Northern Beaches will be a very different experience for those living in the area’s northern suburbs compared to the south after a new boundary was announced by Premier NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday.. SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a … SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a cluster of cases in the area increased to 41. From the beginning of Sunday 10 January, the stay at home direction for Northern Beaches northern area residents will no longer apply. Manly MP James Griffin tweeted in celebration: "Manly is back!". WA’s health minister says if NSW had “gone harder earlier” with a more widespread lockdown when the COVID-19 outbreak began in the northern beaches … Health Minister Brad Hazzard said almost 43 per cent of residents in the northern beaches had been tested, which was “extremely high”. Sign up here. Sydney's Northern Beaches are now officially in lockdown as of 5pm (AEDT). “We want to thank people in that community for their patience, in particular businesses that are doing it tough.”. Northern Beaches residents will need to follow the restrictions for Greater Sydney. World Sydney sets lockdown for beach suburbs. Credit:Renee Nowytarger, Northern Beaches residents being tested for COVID-19 at the Manly drive through clinic in North Head.Credit:Sam Edmonds, COVID-19 testing at the Frenchs Forest Warrningah Aquatic Centre.Credit:Sam Edmonds, Northern beaches residents queue for COVID-19 testing at the Frenchs Forest.Credit:Sam Edmonds, Manly's North Head drive through COVID-19 testing clinic. Credit:Nick Moir, A playground closed in Manly. Sydney’s northern beaches should be put into lockdown one expert says, as the cluster could risk Australia’s Christmas plans. SYDNEY (Reuters) -A quarter million people in Sydney's northern beach suburbs were ordered on Saturday into a strict lockdown until Christmas Eve to help contain a coronavirus cluster with authorities fearing it may spread across Australia's most populous city. “We are confident because of the action of the residents of the northern zone, their compliance with stay-at-home orders, their compliance with restrictions, we haven’t seen any locally acquired cases in the northern zone but for an abundance of caution we do want to keep that locked down until January 9.”. Asia Today: Sydney beach suburbs in lockdown as cases riseThe Associated PressSYDNEY. SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a cluster of cases in the area increased to 41. As officials try to contain a cluster of coronavirus cases across Australia's most populous city. Premier Gladys Berejiklian providing an update on COVID-19 on Saturday.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer. Around a quarter of a million people in Sydney's northern beach suburbs were ordered on Saturday into a strict lockdown until midnight on Wednesday. Credit:Sam Edmonds, A nearly deserted Narrabeen Caravan park after most holiday makers cancelled their trips to the holiday hotspot. She said in the week ending December 21, there were 67 cases in the area, which was a rate of 90 per 100,000 people. After the COVID-19 outbreak in Avalon, the Northern Beaches have been placed back into lockdown.Credit:James Brickwood, Restaurants and bars on Manly Wharf have closed. The southern part of the northern beaches is now under the same restrictions as Greater Sydney. “It really shows that that northern part of the northern [beaches] bore the brunt of the seeding events and the residents of those communities were the most impacted,” Dr Chant said. More than 70,000 residents on Sydney's Northern Beaches have celebrated their first taste of freedom in three weeks as the region's draconian Covid lockdown was finally lifted at midnight. Credit:Sam Edmonds, Northern Beaches residents look on as a black hawk helicopter flies over Dee Why Beach after 5pm.Credit:Sam Edmonds, Northern Beaches residents after 5pm on Saturday.Credit:Sam Edmonds. After the COVID-19 outbreak in Avalon, the Northern Beaches have been placed back into lockdown.Credit:James Brickwood, Covid testing queues in North Narrabeen. After the COVID-19 outbreak in Avalon, the Northern Beaches have been placed back into lockdown.Credit:Nick Moir, A sign on Avalon Beach on sunday morning asking the public not to congregate.Credit:James Brickwood, Drive through Covid-19 testing in Avalon on sunday morning.Credit:James Brickwood, A drone photo shows the Spit Bridge being raised on saturday afternoon before the area to the north of the bridge went into lockdown at 5pm.Credit:STEVEN SAPHORE, Dee Why beach, asking people to stay at home after a COVID-19 Outbreak in Avalon. After the COVID-19 outbreak in Avalon, the Northern Beaches have been placed back into lockdown.Credit:James Brickwood, A deserted Manly Corso. The Northern Beaches local government area will be divided in two parts - restricted and non-restricted suburbs - after the latest COVID outbreak was … Ms Berejiklian said she did not expect the lockdown in the northern zone to be extended further. Sydney’s beaches -- usually packed with people in the lead up to Christmas -- are this year eerily deserted On Saturday (December 19) a quarter of a million people in northern beach suburbs were ordered into a strict lockdown until Christmas Eve. SYDNEY (Reuters) -Around a quarter of a million people in Sydney's northern beach suburbs were ordered on Saturday into a strict lockdown until … However, those in the northern part of the peninsula, north of Narrabeen Bridge and east of the Baha'i Temple, will remain with the same stay-at-home orders until January 9. The southern part of the northern beaches is now under the same restrictions as Greater Sydney. Credit:Tanya Lake. Sydney's northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a cluster of cases in the area increased to more than 40. Newport Beach area after Covid has impacted the area.Credit:Nick Moir, A swing set at Freshwater Beach.Credit:James Brickwood, North Narrabeen caravan park empty of visitors at the peak of summer. People in Avalon and other suburbs in the top end of the northern beaches will have to wait until January 9 to see if restrictions are lifted. 1 of 10 A sign warns people at a beach in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Surfers at Manly Beach on Saturday morning. “I can say with some level of confidence that is pretty much the worst-case scenario so following the 9th of January we anticipate people in the northern part of the northern beaches will also then become part of Greater Sydney,” she said. Coronavirus: Sydney beach suburbs in lockdown; India hits 10 million cases Residents in Sydney’s northern suburbs have been ordered to stay at … Ms Berejiklian said it would be compulsory to wear a mask in a number of settings including shopping centres, public transport, attending an entertainment venue such as a cinema, places of worship, hair and beauty salons and gaming areas of establishments. Ms Berejiklian said Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and other ministers were liaising with the chambers of commerce and businesses about providing support to northern beaches businesses in the coming weeks. "Great feedback from very excited local business owners who are getting ready to welcome back customers". New South Wales (NSW) state government is to announce on Sunday whether further restrictions will be imposed on the rest of … Sydney's northern beaches cluster exploded out of drinks at a bowling club and RSL as contact tracers work to track down the international strain's 'patient zero.' SYDNEY, Australia — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a … From late Saturday afternoon until midnight Wednesday, residents will only be permitted to leave their homes for five basic reasons: medical care, exercise, grocery shop, work or for Sydney’s Northern Beaches region has been ordered into a strict lockdown after a coronavirus cluster was detected in the area, ... Sydney's beach suburbs go into lockdown after COVID-19 cluster. What is happening on the northern beaches is reminiscent of the lockdown in Melbourne's northern suburbs hot zone on July 1, as Victoria's second wave picked up speed. 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