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Coronavirus

Australia's Sydney and Darwin in COVID-19 lockdowns

The country confronts an increasing number of small outbreaks

Thirty new infections of Delta variant reported by Sydney on Sunday took the number of Delta variant cases linked to a cluster in the Bondi neighborhood to 110.   © Reuters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -- Sydney began a two-week lockdown on Sunday as a cluster of cases of the highly infectious coronavirus Delta variant rose to 110 in Australia's largest city, while an outbreak in the northern city of Darwin prompted a hard two-day stay-at-home order.

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