The world watched as Australia was celebrated for its covid success. And the world is watching now, months on, as the pandemic threatens to explode in Sydney.
NSW on Friday recorded another 50 cases of community transmission on Saturday — the highest daily number since the latest outbreak began after Thursday’s record of 38 and Friday’s record of 44.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said “things are going to get worse before they get better.”
On Friday, she was forced to make some significant changes that authorities hope can stop the Delta virus from spreading out of control.
She introduced new rules including a cap on outdoor gatherings at two people, a 10km travel radius for residents of Greater Sydney, a ban on browsing in shops for non-essential items and a limit on funerals meaning only 10 people can attend.
The news dominated headlines in Australia on Friday and international media followed suit.
The Washington Post noted…