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Sydney’s COVID-19 cases ease but lockdown extension still on cards

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By Renju Jose and Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australian authorities reported a slight easing in new COVID-19 cases in Sydney on Tuesday, but left open the possibility of extending a lockdown in the country’s largest city to douse an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned the harbour city’s more than 5 million residents not to become complacent as she reported 89 new locally transmitted cases, down from Monday’s record high for the year of 112 cases. “One day is not a trend, the numbers will keep bouncing around,” Berejiklian s…

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