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A third of Sydney’s Covid outbreak is outside the northern beaches. It’s time to mandate masks | Catherine Bennett

Mandatory face coverings slowed transmission in Melbourne’s second wave. They can work in Sydney too

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  • Nearly 50 Covid-19 cases have now been reported across greater Sydney outside the northern beaches; a third of the 146 community transmission cases reported in New South Wales this month. Most, but not all, have been linked to northern beaches cases or venues. It is the “but not all” that really matters here, even more than the number of cases. If you can’t link all cases back to a known case, or at least a venue where an exposure event is known to have occurred, it’s a warning sign that you have unidentified cases out there in the community.

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