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  • Sydney's beaches usually packed with people in the lead up to Christmas off this year, eerily deserted on Saturday, a quarter of a million people living in northern beach suburbs were ordered into a strict locked down until Christmas Eve as officials try to contain a cluster of coronavirus cases across Australia's most populous city.

  • I do want to say this is New South Wales premier Gladys Barry Jacqueline.

  • We're hoping that will give us sufficient time to get on top of the virus so that we can then is up for Christmas and the New Year moving forward for the rest of Sydney.

  • Can I please ask everybody to abandon non essential activity until that time?

  • Until this week, the country had gone more than two weeks without any local transmission on had lifted most restrictions ahead of Christmas.

  • But the Sydney outbreak prompted states and territories to re impose border restrictions, sending holiday travel plans for thousands into chaos.

  • Authorities do not know the origin of the virus from this particular outbreak, but genome testing suggests it is a US drain.

Sydney's beaches usually packed with people in the lead up to Christmas off this year, eerily deserted on Saturday, a quarter of a million people living in northern beach suburbs were ordered into a strict locked down until Christmas Eve as officials try to contain a cluster of coronavirus cases across Australia's most populous city.

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