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Covid: Sydney seeks military help to enforce curbs as city records sharpest single-day rise in cases

Australia’s largest city Sydney on Thursday registered its highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases, Reuters reported. The Australian government has decided to deploy military in the New South Wales state to enforce a lockdown poised to enter its sixth week.

Sydney is the capital of the New South Wales state. The state recorded 239 cases in the past 24 hours in the biggest daily rise since the pandemic begun. One person died in the past 24 hours, taking the death count from the current outbreak to 13 and the country’s toll to 921.