NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said a decision on the Greater Sydney and surrounds lockdown will be made next week.
Speaking during Saturday’s press conference, Ms Berejiklian said it was “too soon” to make a decision on whether the lockdown will end as planned on July 9.
However, she said she was relieved that there hasn’t been a major surge in cases in recent days.
“But so far I’m relieved that there hasn’t been a huge surge in numbers,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“I’m also received the tide seems to be shifting in relation to the number of people who have been in isolation that are getting the virus, as opposed to those who have been exposed in the community, and that’s positive news. We should hold onto that.”
She urged everyone not to ignore lockdown restrictions just because of the nice weather this weekend.
“We always base our decisions in NSW on the health advice and the science and data, and there’s been a shift in the last 24 hours. We want to see that shift continue. We want to see that trend continue,” the premier said.
“We all assumed a high number of cases but so long as the majority of the cases are in isolation there’s less concern. If we continue to see those trends, we have a greater chance of getting out of the lockdown in a timely way.”