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Sydney Lockdown Extended By 4 Weeks As Australia COVID-19 Cases Spike

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The Australian city of Sydney extended a lockdown by four weeks on Wednesday after an already protracted stay-at-home order failed to douse a COVID-19 outbreak, with the authorities warning of tougher policing to stamp out non-compliance. Far from a planned exit from lockdown in three days, the city of 5 million people and neighboring regional centers spanning 200 km (120 miles) of coastline were told to stay home until August 28 following persistently high case numbers since a flare-up of the virulent Delta variant began…

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French PM announces limited COVID-19 lockdown for Paris World 

French PM announces limited COVID-19 lockdown for Paris

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday announced a limited month-long lockdown for Paris and several other regions to combat surging Covid-19 cases while insisting the measures would be less strict than in the past. While non-essential businesses will close and movement outside will be restricted in the affected regions, schools will stay open and outdoor exercise allowed up to 10 kilometers (6 miles) from home, he said. President Emmanuel Macron had so far resisted imposing a nationwide lockdown this year but his premier said…

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