What we know about the Delta variant | 7.30

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    The COVID situation has escalated dramatically in Australia, with the most contagious strain spreading to several states. Greater Sydney is enduring its first lockdown in more than a year and the surge in cases has forced other states around Australia to take lockdown measures.

    As Norman Swan reports, the highly infectious Delta variant shows the pandemic is far from over.

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