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As the Delta variant outruns NSW’s contact tracing, the cabinet splits between Covid and the economy | Anne Davies

Some in the NSW cabinet want to keep the economy ticking over, but getting the lockdown wrong will be even more costly

For the New South Wales government, the decisive test of its keep-it-open approach during the pandemic is upon them.

After 10 days of lockdown, the highly contagious Delta variant has moved from the eastern suburbs, a predominantly English-speaking, middle class part of the city, to Sydney’s south-west, its most ethnically diverse. Big multigenerational households are common, household incomes and savings are smaller and many are employed in face-to-face work.

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