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More Australian cities lock down amid outbreak of Delta virus variant

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By Renju Jose SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), reported a slight rise in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, while officials tightened curbs and pushed for vaccinations to contain flare-ups of the highly infectious Delta variant. Australia is fighting the Delta strain, first detected in India, in five of its eight states and territories, since the first case was found in NSW capital Sydney two weeks ago in a limousine driver who transported overseas airline crew. Worries the strain could touch off major outbreaks have forced lockdowns in three major cities …

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