Harsher lockdown looms for Sydney with 111 new cases and a crackdown on rules breakers launched

Sydney's numbers were again headed in the wrong direction with 111 new coronavirus cases recorded on Saturday to end the third week of lockdown.While the three local government areas with the toughest lockdown restrictions remained the primary focus, restrictions for Sydney - extending to the Blue Mountains, the Illawarra and Central Coast - were also toughened.'There is always a gap between the cases that are exposed and the cases may actually be in the community.'But cases rose to 97 on Friday and this latest jump prompted restrictions including closing nearly all shops and tightening of movement rules.'No matter where you live in metropolitan Sydney, Greater Sydney, you must have a mask with you,' Ms Berejiklian said.