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Australia coronavirus: More military personnel deployed to Sydney as entire state locks down

Dais Newsfeed | 14/08/2021 03:38 PM | Click to read full article

Additional Australian military personnel will be deployed to enforce tighter Covid-19 restrictions in the greater Sydney area next week, authorities announced Saturday, as the entire state of New South Wales (NSW) prepares to go under lockdown.

It comes as the country continues to battle the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant. On Saturday, NSW reported 466 new locally transmitted cases -- a record -- to take its total number of infections this year to 12,903.