Fresh Covid 19 outbreak emerges across Australia

Written by on June 28, 2021

A Covid outbreak in Sydney linked to the highly contagious Delta variant has grown to 128 cases.

A small number of positive infections have also been recorded in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia.

This is the first time in months that cases have emerged in multiple parts of the country at the same time.

State and territory leaders will meet Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday for an emergency meeting
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Australia is facing “a critical time” in its fight against Covid, as various states shut borders and enforced new restrictions to prevent further spread of the virus.

The escalation in Covid infections has prompted lockdowns in the cities of Sydney and Darwin, as well as restrictions across four states.

The situation remains most concerning in Sydney, where some 5 million residents are subject to a stay-at-home order.

The New South Wales (NSW) state government on Sunday expanded a lockdown to cover all of Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong.

Credit: BBC

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