The New Year’s Eve plans of millions of Sydney residents have been thrown into disarray.

The state government has just announced a landmark New Year’s Eve curfew covering the Sydney metropolitan area.

“Anyone found roaming the streets after 10.30pm will be fined $107, says NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. “A heavy police presence will be out enforcing the curfew.”

The Premier says the curfew will help contain new covid-19 transmissions.

“…especially ones that would have occurred around midnight when thousands of people start kissing to bring in the new year.”

“We don’t see any reason why Sydneysiders should be out past 10.30pm on December 31.”

The midnight fire works spectacular will continue as normal, but those wanting to watch it will need to do so on TV.

“Or if they have a view of the fireworks from their home that is fine too,” says the Premier.

(DBT is a satire news publication)