New South Wales , Victoria, and South Australia - all in lockdown
Millions of Australians will now only be able to leave their home for essential reasons as New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia are now all in lockdown after outbreaks of the Covid-19 Delta variant.
NSW has seen a drop in its daily covid cases, with 78 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours. However Premier Gladys Berejiklian said about 27 of those cases were infectious while in the community.
"It's always pleasing when we see a drop in these numbers," Gladys Berejiklian said, but added: "The main place where people are getting the virus or giving the virus is workplaces."
The Greater Sydney lockdown will continue for at least until Friday, July 30.
Victoria's lockdown extended by seven days as the state records 13 new COVID cases
Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed the state's lockdown will finish on Tuesday July 27 at midnight.
South Australia will head into lockdown for seven days from 6pm on Tuesday after it recorded a fifth case of Covid-19.