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Weekend of dramatic border changes

Alex Crowe
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By Alex Crowe, and Peter Brewer
Updated June 28 2021 - 2:31am, first published 2:00am
A woman wearing a mask crosses tram tracks in the empty central business district in Sydney on Sunday on the first full day of a two-week COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Getty Images

The COVID-19 pandemic entered a dramatic new phrase over the weekend as NSW metro residents were found in the ACT in breach of quarantine restrictions, the Northern Territory suffered its biggest pandemic scare yet, and police in western Sydney had to act to quell a fresh round of supermarket panic buying.

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Alex Crowe

Alex Crowe

Science and Environment Reporter

Alex covers science and environment issues, with a focus on local Canberra stories. alex.crowe@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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Peter Brewer

Reporter

Telling the truth and holding agencies accountable must matter to us all. It's also important to tell the story well, and factually. Contact me at peter.brewer@canberratimes.com.au