July 21, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

Victoria’s lockdown has been extended by a further week while South Australia has also entered a seven-day lockdown after more cases were linked to an 81-year-old man who has spent time in quarantine and hospital in New South Wales.

Victoria continues to record double digit case numbers as it works to control its outbreaks – a further 22 cases were reported this morning, bringing the total number of cases related to current outbreaks to 106.

In South Australia, Stage 5 stay-at-home restrictions were imposed from 6pm yesterday, including a 90-minute limit on exercise only with household members, within 2.5km of home, and only one person per household per day being allowed to go shopping for essential goods. The state government has also released a defined list of who is an essential worker and what is an essential good or service. Masks are required in all public places. One new locally acquired case was reported this morning.

Parts of regional NSW in the central west of the state have also gone into a seven-day lockdown after a case of local transmission was recorded at pet food factory in Blayney. The case is linked to the Greater Sydney outbreak. Stay-at-home orders are in place for Blayney, Cabonne and Orange local government areas until Wednesday next week.