Coronavirus Australia: Yass back into lockdown after three days of eased restrictions 

Regional NSW area is plunged BACK into lockdown after only three days of eased restrictions

One NSW region has been plunged back into lockdown just two days after restrictions were eased.

The town of Yass south of Sydney will enter two week hard lockdown on Monday afternoon after a local case of Covid-19.

Stay at home orders will come into affect at 12.01am Tuesday.

Health officials have been on high alert for several days after Covid-19 fragments were detected in sewage.

‘Urgent investigations and contact tracing are underway, NSW Health said.

Health officials are also working hard to to identify venues of concern and exposure sites.

Stay at home orders apply to residents in the Yass Valley Council area or anyone who has been there on or after September 9.

Residents can only leave home for five essential reasons and must wear a face mask in all indoor or outdoor areas, other than a place of residence.

‘It’s disappointing and frustrating, that we’ve just come out of stay-at-home orders, having to now go back into it at midnight tonight,’ Yass mayor Rowena Abbey told NCA NewsWire.

‘But obviously, we need to be on top of where people have potentially been and where this positive person has been, and make sure that the community stays safe.’

NSW Health has urged residents with the mildest of symptoms to come forward for testing.

A drive-through testing clinic will be open at Walker Park from 8am-4pm for the rest of the week.

Yass was one of the NSW regions that exited a month-long lockdown on Saturday.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro previously warned that regional communities could be shut down again for a minimum of 14 days if just a single case of coronavirus emerged locally. 

“It is important that we protect the communities. One case is one case too many in the regions,’ he said.

More to come.