Disease detectives ‘closing the gap’ on how COVID-19 reached Avalon RSL, CMO says | ABC News

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    Sydney’s Northern Beaches will go into hard lockdown as a cluster of coronavirus cases grows to 41. 23 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the state, with the source of two infections still unknown.

    Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly is giving today’s national update on the state of the pandemic.

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