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‘This is really serious’: NSW premier refuses to speculate on length of lockdown as Covid cases climb

Premier attributes higher case numbers to record 84,000 test results but half are not linked to existing cases

New South Wales authorities are hopeful that tougher stay-at home-orders will produce results by the weekend or early next week, after cases surged again on Wednesday and three local government areas in western NSW were put into a seven-day snap lockdown.

The premier, Gladys Berejiklian, refused to speculate on how long the lockdown would run, brushing aside questions about modelling by the University of Melbourne which said the NSW lockdown, based on current restrictions, could run until September.

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