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Australia enters age of the 'circuit breaker' to quickly crush Covid-19

A lengthy second lockdown was imposed in the state of Victoria after it experienced a serious second wave of cases.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SYDNEY - Australia has inadvertently developed a new and successful approach to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, in which any sign of a breakout prompts an immediate strict and short lockdown.

The first such "circuit breaker" occurred in Adelaide in November, when a small cluster of cases prompted the state government in South Australia to impose a sudden six-day lockdown.

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