Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike

Asia Pacific Jul 23, 2021

Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike

Sydney's fast-growing coronavirus outbreak has become a "national emergency," state leaders said Friday, as Australia's largest city reported another record number of new infections. Admitting a monthlong lockdown had so far failed to stop a delta-variant outbreak, the state of New South Wales pleaded for ...

Australia, under lockdown, sees jump in COVID-19 cases

Asia Pacific Jul 21, 2021

Australia, under lockdown, sees jump in COVID-19 cases

Australia's two largest states reported sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a blow to hopes that lockdown restrictions would be lifted with more than half the country's population under stay-at-home orders. New South Wales state, home to the country's most populous city Sydney, ...