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COVID-19: Australia Reports Record Daily Rise, Police Deployed To Prevent Sydney Protests
23/08/2021 03:17 PM | Click to read full article
Australia witnessed a record rise in the number of daily coronavirus cases on Friday, with New South Wales and Victoria reporting a total of 886 cases. In order to prevent a planned anti-lockdown protest, Australian police increased patrolling on roads and blocked transport into Sydney on Saturday.
Showing his concerns, Health Minister of New South Wales, Brad Hazzard, said that the situation is very serious in the state and it's time to think of the broader community and families without being selfish.