Sydney isolated as coronavirus cluster grows

Australia's most populous city, Sydney, was further isolated from the rest of the country on Sunday (December 20) as all of the country's states and territories imposed travel restrictions on Sydney residents.
It came after an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the New South Wales capital disrupted a two-week non-community run run.
30 new cases were reported on Sunday, bringing the number of infections to around 70.
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Around a quarter of a million people in Sydney's northern beach suburbs, where the outbreak took place, were strictly locked until Christmas Eve.
At a time of the year when many are planning to travel, the Australian capital territory sent a stern "don't come to us" message to Sydney warning that residents would be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.
And that was the message from Victoria's Prime Minister Daniel Andrews.
"I'm not going to wait while you add your rules. We're going to protect what we've built, and that's why the border will be closed from midnight tonight."
Both Victoria and Queensland have banned the arrival of people from Sydney from Monday (December 21) - causing some to rush to Sydney's airports.
[Unidentified traveler says:] "Umming and Ahing, should I go today, should I go in a few days. And yes, I just made the last minute decision to come today."
The state of South Australia on Sunday imposed a 14-day quarantine on arrivals in Sydney and banned travelers from affected suburbs.
Tasmania took a similar move on Saturday (December 19) while the Western Australian state imposed a tough border closure.
Video transcript
REPORTER: Australia's most populous city, Sydney, was further isolated from the rest of the country on Sunday as every state and territory in the country imposed travel restrictions on residents of Sydney. It came after an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the New South Wales capital disrupted a two-week non-community run run.
30 new cases were reported on Sunday, bringing the cluster infections to around 70. Around a quarter of a million people in Sydney's northern beach suburbs where the outbreak occurred were strictly locked until Christmas Eve.
At a time when many people are planning a trip, the Australian capital territory sent a stern "don't come to us" message to Sydney warning that residents would be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. And that was the message from Victoria's Prime Minister Daniel Andrews.
DANIEL ANDREWS: I won't wait while you add your rules. We will protect what we have built. And that's why the border will be closed from midnight tonight. There is an additional 24 hours for the Victorians to return. But they still have to go into quarantine. It will just be at home and not in a hotel.
Both Victoria and Queensland banned the arrival of people from Sydney from Monday, prompting some to rush to Sydney's airports.
Woman: Umming and ahhing, should I go today? Should i go in a few days? And yes, I just made the last minute decision to come today.
REPORTER: The South Australian state imposed a 14-day quarantine on arrivals in Sydney on Sunday and banned travelers from affected suburbs. Tasmania took a similar move on Saturday while the state of Western Australia imposed a tough border closure.

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