Day: December 20, 2020

Sydney imposes lockdown on beach suburbs as Covid cluster grows

Beachgoers walk along Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 7, 2020.

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Around a quarter of a million people in Sydney’s northern beach suburbs were ordered on Saturday into a strict lockdown until midnight on Wednesday in an effort to contain a coronavirus cluster which authorities fear may spread across the city.

Authorities will on Sunday announce whether further restrictions will be imposed on the rest of Sydney, Australia’s most populous city.

“I want to make that clear, to say to greater Sydney, please, please, do not go out tonight or the

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