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Australia’s largest city posts record daily rise in COVID-19 cases

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By Renju Jose and Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia’s biggest city posted a record one-day rise in locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and authorities warned the outbreak would get worse despite a lockdown of 6 million people poised to enter its sixth week. Australia has struggled to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant in and around Sydney in recent weeks, which threatens to push the country’s A$2 trillion ($1.5 trillion) economy into its second recession in as many years. Despite an extended lockdown of Sydney, the state capital, New South Wales said it…

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