| 29.07,20. 05:19 PM |
Unexpected areas now declared banned hotspots Full list of suburbs no longer welcome in Queensland
Greater Sydney has been declared a hotspot by the Queensland Government effective from 1am Saturday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced.
Ms Palaszczuk said Greater Sydney encompassed 34 local government areas – including the three already declared hotspots of Liverpool, Campbelltown and Fairfield.
In a surprise to some New South Wales residents, the Central Coast and Blue Mountains have also been included in the list, which stretches from the Hawkesbury to Liverpool City and the Sutherland Shire.
Travel to and from Newcastle and Wollongong is still permitted.
Another 19 cases of coronavirus were confirmed today after a new cluster emerged in Sydney's east.
View the full list below:
Bayside Blacktown City
Blue Mountains City Burwood Camden Campelltown City
Canada Bay City
Georges River Hawkesbury City
Hunters Hill Municipality
Lane Cove Municipality
Northern Beaches Parramatta City
The Hills Shire