Defence Forces set to arrive Sydney to support lockdown
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed 170 new Covid-19 cases were detected in the past 24 hours as strict new restrictions come into force in Sydney. There were 42 people active in the community while infectious and a further 10 who were active for part of their infectious period.
“Can I please warn against anybody taking up illegal activity and protesting tomorrow,” she said.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said 1000 police officers would be ready and waiting for any protesters who turn up in Sydney tomorrow.
"We know that this is such an important time for NSW in terms of winning the battle against the virus and coming into town to protest is not the answer."
Meanwhile, hundreds of soldiers will arrive in Sydney today to help police crack down on residents flouting stay-at-home restrictions amid rising case numbers.
Three hundred military personnel will undergo training over the weekend before hitting the streets with police on Monday to ensure residents are complying with the health orders.
Coronavirus fragments have been found in sewage plants in Sydney’s north, northwest, inner west and on the Central Coast, prompting fears the virus may be spreading undetected in those communities.