Australia’s lockdowns are expanding, but are they enough to contain the Delta variant? | 7.30

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    Victorians will stay in lockdown for another week with 18,000 close contacts identified so far, authorities say more time is needed to get on top of the outbreak. A lockdown is now also in place for South Australia, that will last seven days. In Sydney there is no timeline – instead a frustrating sense that things could carry on as they are indefinitely.

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