New Zealand suspends trips with Sydney for three days

New Zealand suspends trips with Sydney for three days

New Zealand authorities on Wednesday suspended travel with the Australian state of New South Wales, whose capital is Sydney, for at least three days due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sydney, Australia’s most populous city, has recorded 16 cases of local origin in the past 24 hours.

The measure was implemented a day after a positive case of COVID-19 was detected in a person traveling between Wellington and Sydney.

Officials in New Zealand adopted measures for greater social distancing and the mandatory use of masks in public transport in the capital from this Wednesday to Sunday.

Australia is facing an outbreak of the Delta variant, which was detected in the Bondi tourist area last week, with a total of 31 cases in Sydney.

To try to stop the spread of this highly contagious strain, authorities in New South Wales have implemented social distancing measures for 5.3 million people in the Sydney metropolitan area and other surrounding areas as of Wednesday.

Cory Weinberg

About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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