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Mask mandate for Sydney more effective than lockdown now that Christmas and New Year over, expert says – ABC News

The optimal timing for lockdown in Sydney may have passed even though the potential for COVID super-spreading posed by Christmas and New Years Eve remains, leading…



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One question is increasingly on the minds of Sydneysiders as they watch the northern beaches coronavirus cluster grow: are we going back into lockdown?
Key points:

  • More drastic restrictions may be needed if Christmas and New Year gatherings cause COVID super-spreading, authorities have flagged
  • Professor Raina MacIntyre says the fallout from festive gatherings could be greater than the previous Sydney clusters
  • Professor MacIntyre hopes a mask mandate across Sydney will be tried before a broader lockdown…

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