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Australia Covid Curbs : More Lockdowns In Place As Delta Variant Spreads

Two of Australia's six states were in lockdown as the covid-19 Delta Variant spread, with Victoria extending its lockdown for seven days and South Australia announcing a week long lockdown, while Sydney was in a five-week lockdown.

The authorities said the lockdown would need to be extended seven days.

Officials said nine locally acquired cases were detected in Victoria from 13 a day earlier, in line with a downward trend and taking total cases to more than 80. Of the new cases, all but one was linked to the current outbreak.