A mostly quiet walkway under the Sydney Harbour Bridge amid a lockdown as cases surge in the state. Photo: AFP
A mostly quiet walkway under the Sydney Harbour Bridge amid a lockdown as cases surge in the state. Photo: AFP

Has the Delta variant curbed the effectiveness of lockdowns in ‘zero coronavirus’ economies like Australia and Hong Kong?

  • The infectiousness of the mutant coronavirus strain has led some experts to question whether elimination of the disease is no longer possible
  • With more than half of Australia’s population in lockdown and cases surging in Vietnam, zero community transmission appears to be a difficult objective

A mostly quiet walkway under the Sydney Harbour Bridge amid a lockdown as cases surge in the state. Photo: AFP
A mostly quiet walkway under the Sydney Harbour Bridge amid a lockdown as cases surge in the state. Photo: AFP
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