Army called onto Sydney streets from today to enforce state of emergency and harsh new laws

Ms Berejiklian has utilised the exorbitant number of cases released today as an excuse to enlist the defence forces onto the streets of Sydney

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has alleged 239 new Covid cases with 70 of those 'infectious in the community'.

Ms Berejiklian has utilised this number of cases to justify the tightening, illogical restrictions including enlisting the army onto the empty, utopian streets of Sydney.

No information was given by the premier on whether any of the cases were ill or had symptoms, whether any had been vaccinated and if so, how many vaccinations they may have had.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant alleged two people had died from the Covid virus yesterday, including a woman in her 90s at Liverpool Hospital and a man in his 80s at Royal North Shore Hospital.

The premier named eight new high-risk Sydney local government areas who now must wear masks at all times from midnight tonight who cannot now move within 5kms of their home for any reason unless 'exceptional circumstances'.

These areas include Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Campbelltown and Georges River LGAs.

'If you step foot outside your household, you need to wear a mask at all times. It doesn't matter where," she said.

'It doesn't matter what the reason is... you have to make sure you do not move within a 5km radius of your home.

'It doesn't matter whether it's for shopping.

'It doesn't matter whether it's for other exercising.

'You can't move beyond a 5km radius and that includes singles bubbles'.

Fines will also be raised for those not following mask rules from $200 to $500.