Australia's leading medical group says the New South Wales state government has put the rest of the country at risk by its decision not to go "hard and early" in its response to the Covid-19 outbreak on Sydney's northern beaches, which is suspected to have also caused new cases in neighbouring Victoria state. On Saturday, Victoria recorded 10 new local cases , bringing active cases in the state to 29. Trace testing has linked the new Melbourne coronavirus cluster to the New South Wales outbreak. Australian Medical Association Vice President Chris Moy said the New South Wales government was "playing the odds" by relying heavily on its contact tracing system instead of imposing a quick lockdown to stop the spread across Sydney. "They have put themselves and put the rest of the country at risk," Moy told media. "I can completely understand why Victoria has reacted (by) closing the border very quickly, because they are very worried about this." READ MORE: Covid-19: Victoria records 10 new community cases after border slammed shut to New South Wales Covid-19: Australians queue through night at border to escape New South Wales Covid-19: Restrictions reintroduced in Greater Sydney as 30 new coronavirus cases confirmed… Read full this story
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