The Latest: Sydney to remain in lockdown as cluster grows

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SYDNEY — Australia’s largest metropolis Sydney volition stay successful lockdown for different month.

The New South Wales authorities authorities said the lockdown of the metropolis of 5 cardinal would past astatine slightest until Aug. 28, aft reporting connected Wednesday 177 caller infections successful the latest 24-hour period. It was the largest regular tally since the clump was discovered successful mid-June.

“I americium arsenic upset and frustrated arsenic each of you that we were not capable to get the lawsuit numbers we would person liked astatine this constituent successful clip but that is the reality,” authorities Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters.

More than 2,500 radical person been infected successful a clump that began erstwhile a limousine operator tested affirmative connected June 16 to the contagious delta variant. The operator had been infected by a U.S. aircrew helium transported from Sydney airport.

The decease toll from the clump reached 11 connected Wednesday with a pistillate successful her 90s dying successful a Sydney hospital.



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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting a caller regular precocious for coronavirus cases a time aft authorities enforced stringent restrictions successful areas extracurricular the Seoul superior portion seeking to dilatory a nationwide dispersed of infections.

The 1,896 cases announced Wednesday took the country’s full for the pandemic to 193,427, with 2,083 deaths from COVID-19.

It was the highest regular leap since the pandemic began and surpassed a erstwhile grounds of 1,842 announced past Thursday.

The Seoul country has been astatine the halfway of the outbreak. On Tuesday, the authorities enactment overmuch of the non-Seoul regions nether the 2nd highest distancing guidelines to defender against a nationwide viral spread.


BEIJING — Drivers seeking to permission eastbound China’s Jiangsu state volition person to amusement a antagonistic coronavirus trial taken successful the past 48 hours oregon beryllium forced to crook around, arsenic infections successful the state proceed to rise.


The provincial transport section said Wednesday that 93 checkpoints person been acceptable up connected highways successful the province, whose superior of Nanjing is the epicenter of China’s latest outbreak. Drivers indispensable stay successful their vehicles and deterioration masks portion wellness workers transportation retired the checks.

The National Health Commission reported 48 caller cases successful Jiangsu implicit the erstwhile 24 hours, bringing its full to 154 implicit caller days. Authorities accidental the illnesses are being caused by the highly contagious delta variant.

The coronavirus continues to dispersed contempt China having administered much than 1.5 cardinal doses of vaccine. While that magnitude exceeds the full Chinese colonisation of 1.4 billion, it's not wide however galore person received 1 dose oregon both.

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