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Sydney Confirms First Community Covid Case in Over 50 Days

  • Infected quarantine worker had received first vaccine shot
  • No decisions yet made on changing plans to ease restrictions
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WATCH: Sydney’s run of 55 days without a case of local coronavirus transmission ends as a hotel quarantine worker tested positive. (Source: Bloomberg)
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A Sydney hotel quarantine worker tested positive for Covid-19, ending the Australian city’s run of 55 days without a case of local virus transmission.

The 47-year-old man had worked at two Sydney quarantine hotels for returned travelers, the Sofitel Wentworth in the central business district and the Mantra Sydney Central in Haymarket, officials said at a press conference Sunday.