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Search for Sydney’s primary case ‘critical’ say epidemiologists who want masks made mandatory

Systemic failures will remain a threat until northern beaches source case is found, experts say

Epidemiologists and public health experts say it remains “critical” for New South Wales health authorities to track down the first case that led to transmission of Covid-19 on Sydney’s northern beaches and argue masks should now be mandatory.

The initial case of the Avalon cluster – which has grown to 90 infections – has eluded authorities despite record rates of testing and strong contact tracing that has seen dozens of venues added to the alert list since the weekend. The northern beaches have been locked down until Wednesday night.

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