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NSW Covid cases: Hilltops, Glen Innes LGAs are plunged into lockdown

TWO regional NSW areas are plunged back into lockdown for seven days

Two areas in regional NSW will be plunged into lockdown for seven days beginning at 6pm on Friday evening.  

The Glen Innes and Hilltop local government areas will be placed under under stay at home orders from Friday at 6pm, NSW Health announced.

This follows a positive Covid case in Glen Innes LGA on Thursday after an essential worker returned home from Sydney. While they are isolating at home, they were infections in the community for three days. 

Everyone in these LGAs must stay at home unless it is for essential reasons.

Residents who are fully vaccinated may gather outdoors in groups of up to five for exercise or outdoor recreation as long as everyone above the age of 16 are fully vaccinated. 

Government officials are asking the community to come forward and get tested. 

NSW Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall posted an announcement about the lockdown to Facebook on Friday afternoon, saying he wanted to give residents ‘as much notice as possible’ about the impending lockdown.

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