The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant is forcing Australia to put millions back into to lockdown, as infection numbers surge, leading to a major blow to the country’s zero-COVID strategy.

Sydney, Australia’s largest city and home to a fifth of the country’s 25 million population, began a two-week lockdown on Sunday while the northern city of Darwin began a two-day stay-at-home order.

Snap lockdowns, tough social distancing rules and swift contact tracing had up to this point helped Australia to successfully suppress past outbreaks.

As Redmond Shannon reports, there is concern that Australia’s low vaccination rates are failing to keep up.

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42 thoughts on “Australia locks down Sydney, Darwin as COVID-19 Delta variant cases surge”
  1. And yet Canada releasing infographic telling people to take off masks indoors if fully vaccinated. Even though in Israel over half the people recently infected as part of their wave were fully vaccinated and they reverted to mask wearing for all. Why would you encourage people to gather indoors without masks during the summer, so we can have another unnecessary wave and lockdown in the fall/winter when millions of unvaccinated children fill up the classrooms and when outdoor is no longer an option for anyone? I would choose a mask over a lockdown any day.

  2. Get your "Fauci Ouchy pouchy" right now. You will get a certificate of ignorance and a badge of stupidity sent right to your door during the Chinada day celebrations.

  3. Australian crops being destroyed by millions of mice….silence
    30 cases of the flu…..shut it down!

  4. stop taking this vaccine bill gates invested millions into the vaccine before it started.. big pharma wants your body to make money

  5. If the fight against coronavirus can't be essentially focused on new variants,we're gonna be under these mutations merci for undetermined time; any explanation?

  6. Close the Borders, Airport like Canada and USA are doing…I can't believe that only less than 5% of the population are vaccined 🤔🤦🏼‍♀️Shame on the Government!!!

  7. Australian PM Morrison should demand that international inspectors be allowed into India to investigate how the Indians mismanaged their Covid response resulting in the Indian/Delta Variant.

  8. Hundreds of thousands if not more than a million people protest, dance and be merry in Central London against COVID lockdowns, where is the news coverage?
    You can’t silence everyone forever

  9. Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
    Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.
    “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted".
    Matthew 23 NIV

    YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FOR YOURSELF AN IMAGE in the form of anything, in Heaven above or in the Earth beneath, or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents up to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

    If my people who are called by my name, humble themselves and pray, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, I will hear from Heaven, will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.

    AND WHEN YOU PRAY, DO NOT BE LIKE THE HYPOCRITES, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. BUT WHEN YOU PRAY GO INTO YOUR ROOM, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

    This, then, is how you should pray:

    Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name,
    your kingdom come,
    your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread.
    And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.

    For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

    "Matthew 5-7 NIV Bible Gateway", we can use google search.
    These are the teachings,
    The Righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ our God.
    REPENT, and start doing what is right.
    If you abide my teachings, you are really my disciples; then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

    Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in Truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
    GOD IS SPIRIT so his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in Truth.

    In the New Heaven and New Earth,
    only Righteousness dwells.
    May the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ our God be with you all.

  10. Australia begging to vaccinate the entire population even with basically no cases. It's a global scam and western countries are at the forefront

  11. Maybe when Fauci goes away for 20 years for funding "gain of Function " research in Wuhan through Daszak, these leaders will review their methods unless they want to join him.

  12. UK and the Commonwealth are obviously behind this scamdemic. They have gone overboard with their response in order to create a campaign of fear.

  13. People still think this is about a virus? Humanity is done lmfao. That's the point of this I guess…. our rights are being stripped daily. Wake up Canada. Governments never willingly give these rights back. Blood is spilled to get them back.

  14. The only virus I'm scared of is the one that's making people blind. If you cant see that there is a huge communist takeover like millions across the world can, you are dead weight to the world

  15. NOT MAKING HEADLINES: CDC Officials Admit More Hospitalizations of Young People from Vaccine than From the Actual COVID Virus – Including HUGE Number of Heart Problems Reported

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