NSW COVID DISASTER | Premier announces ‘harshest lockdown yet’ for Greater Sydney and state | 7NEWS

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced the harshest lockdown restrictions yet. NSW recorded 177 new locally acquired cases of COVID in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Of these locally acquired cases, 74 are linked to a known case or cluster – 60 are household contacts and 14 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 103 cases is under investigation. 47 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 22 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. 46 cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 62 cases remains under investigation.

The joint NSW Government and Commonwealth JobSaver program will be significantly boosted to give greater support to businesses and individuals impacted by the extended lockdown.

JobSaver payments will now be available to businesses with an annual turnover of between $75,000 and $250 million, up from $50 million, which have experienced a revenue decline of 30 per cent or more.

The maximum weekly payment has also been substantially increased, with employing businesses that maintain their employee headcount now able receive between $1,500 and $100,000 per week, up from $10,000, with payments based on 40 per cent of their weekly NSW payroll

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