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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How hotels can create sustainable change for communities beyond lockdown

Ronald Akili
Ronald Akili

It was during lockdown that Ronald Akili was struck by just how reliant Bali is on tourism. Despite recording fewer than 2,500 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and just 27 deaths, the ­pandemic still managed to bring the country’s economy to a standstill, with no tourists able to visit.

Akili, who is Indonesian and was born in Jakarta, founded the Potato Head group of hotels 10 years ago, and is currently based at its newest Bali complex, Desa Potato Head. The property includes the hip Potato Head Studios hotel and plant-based restaurant Tanaman, which both opened in January of

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