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Hard lockdown needed to prevent Sydney Christmas Covid surge, health experts warn

Prof Raina MacIntyre says without drastic action, upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations could lead to thousands of new cases in early 2021

A hard lockdown across Sydney for the next three days is needed to reduce the risk of Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve becoming super spreader events, health experts say.

The dual celebrations could lead to thousands of new cases in the first weeks of 2021 without drastic action, warned Prof Raina MacIntyre, the head of the biosecurity program at the University of New South Wales’ Kirby Institute.

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