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As the Delta outbreak spreads, Australia extends the lockdown in Sydney

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As the Delta outbreak spreads, Australia extends the lockdown in Sydney

Sydney has gone under a two-week lockdown amid a spike in coronavirus infections.

A rise in instances led to limitations on a million individuals in central and eastern suburbs being enforced on Friday.

This city-wide lockdown has been extended from one week to two weeks.

The highly contagious Delta variety has been confirmed in the city at least 80 times.

The Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, said that the stay-at-home orders will be in effect until July 9th for all of Greater Sydney, with a population of over five million.

When you have a contagious variation, like the Delta virus, three-day lockdowns don’t work. We need to come up with a good solution.

We must prepare ourselves for a significant number of instances in the next days.

Police have promised to deploy number plate recognition technology to monitor vehicles and guarantee individuals have not escaped their restricted zone.

Sydney is on track to be the first city in Australia to experience a Covid outbreak.

State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said a two-week lockdown was necessary - Getty Images

State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said a two-week lockdown was necessary – Getty Images

The epidemic began on Bondi Beach, then moved into the city centre, and is now progressing towards the city’s western regions.

The airport was used by an international driver, according to witnesses.

State Health Minister Brad Hazzard hailed the Delta version as a “very dangerous opponent”.

The virus continues to develop counter-strategies regardless of our protective measures.

Residents of Sydney: I thank you for your patience and tolerance. Together, we will get through this.

Sadly, the epidemic is still going strong and every now and then it may make an effect in Australia.

This current outbreak has fueled the federal government’s vaccine push.

About 3% of the adult population have been completely vaccinated, and 25% of Australians have gotten their first shot. It has been suggested that no city will face lockdowns if enough people get vaccinated.

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