Authorities in Sydney, Australia's most populous province, have reopened. Australian authorities imposed new restrictions until midnight on December 23.
The proximate cause of the lockout was the reporting of cases of viral infections on the North Coast. Sydney residents are quick to leave the city before Christmas.
Thousands reported having traveled from New South Wales to neighboring Victoria.
In response, Victorian authorities have decided to close their borders to Sydney residents and the central coast of New South Wales from midnight.
Sydney's Hobart Race Festival has been canceled for the first time in history due to the new wave of viral outbreaks. According to local media reports.
It was that the restrictions are imposed a few days before the Christmas season to reduce traffic and festive planning.