Police check the cars heading into the city while conducting a law enforcement operation to prevent anti-lockdown protesters from gathering during a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Annandale suburb of Sydney, Australia, July 31, 2021. REUTERS/Jane Wardell

sydney’s  were cases of covid 19  total no of 210  and  that are under a weeks-long strict lockdown while  an outbreak of the highly infection of  Delta variant  . Saturday’s  total  numbers bring the outbreak to 3,190 cases.

Sydney’s corona virus cases continued to surge on Saturday as police cordoned off the city’s central district, preventing a planned anti-lockdown protest from taking place.

The lockdown, the end of August, violent demonstrations last weekend, with protesters  to return to the streets on Saturday . But the police closed  railway stations, banned taxis from dropping passengers off downtown and deployed 1,000 officers to set up checkpoints and to disperse any groups.

The rally’s organisers urged their followers on Saturday to avoid gathering and regroup on a later date , Australian media reported.

A July poll by the NSW-based market research firm Utting  Research showed that only 7 % of the people support the demonstrations. Compliance with public health rules has been oneof the key cited reasons behind Australia’s success in managing the pandemic .

The country has struggled significantly with its vaccination , with the government indicating on Friday it will be months before Australia’s borders reopen. its struggle with increases of  infections, mostly of the Delta variant, Australia has managed to keep its epidemic largely under control with a total of just over 34,000 cases and 924 deaths.

In Sydney, there are 198 people in the hospital, 53 of them in intensive care and 27 requiring ventilation, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said. There was also one death reported,bringing the total number of deaths in the outbreak to 14.

Neighbouring state Queensland entered into a 3  day lockdown on Saturday after the state recorded 6 new coronavirus cases of the Delta strain, putting a number of football, rugby and other sporting events into limbo.

The state’s Deputy Premier Steven Miles said. “We have seen from the experience in other states that the only way to beat the Delta strain is to move quickly, to be fast and to be strong.

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