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Australia’s COVID-19 lockdowns expand as Delta variant spreads

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By Renju Jose and Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) -A third Australian state announced lockdown rules on Tuesday to combat the COVID-19 Delta variant spread, with South Australia entering week-long restrictions, joining an extended lockdown in Victoria and a five-week shutdown in Sydney. Australia’s most populous state New South Wales (NSW), of which Sydney is the capital, is battling the worst COVID-19 outbreak of this year, with total cases exceeding 1,400 since the first case was reported more than a month ago in a limousine driver who transported overseas airline crew. NSW authorities rep…

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