/ 25 June 2021

Sydney suffers its ‘scariest’ COVID outbreak

After avoiding a COVID scare from going to a Nationals fundraising dinner attended by NSW Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall, who was unknowingly infected with the virus, Premier Gladys Berejiklian held off a lockdown yesterday as the state recorded 11 new cases. There are now 48 cases linked to the outbreak, including 36 cases from the Bondi cluster. But Berejiklian warned residents to remain vigilant as the pandemic was in its “scariest period”. NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said a snap lockdown would only be necessary if contact tracers were falling behind, and that’s not the case. Victoria has closed the border to those from Greater Sydney after a Melbourne man (and now a coworker) tested positive for the virus days after returning from Sydney.

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