Lockdown ordered in Sydney areas hit by Covid surge

Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas hit by Covid surge

Several dozen cases have been reported this week, linked to a limousine driver

People wait in line outside a Covid-19 vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney. Credit: Reuters photo

Australian authorities Friday ordered residents of four neighbourhoods of central Sydney to remain at home for a week to contain a growing outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19.

Several dozen cases have been reported this week, linked to a limousine driver infected when he transported an international flight crew from Sydney airport to a quarantine hotel.

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