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Akash Podishetty Hyderabad
Sydney on high alert as cluster swells

Sydney is enduring a fresh outbreak as the city reported 12 new infections, taking the virus cluster to 17. The residents of the city’s northern beaches have been advised to avoid unnecessary travel and stay at home for three days. The source for the infections is still unknown, but officials say it could be linked to someone who flew in from overseas. The states bordering the New South Wales (NSW) have manadated a quarantine for those who have been to northern beaches recently. Queensland even warned that it is planning to impose border

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First Published: Dec 18 2020 | 11:32 AM IST

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