Number of Canberrans in lockdown skyrockets as Andrew Barr says we don't want to be like Sydney

Lucy Bladen
By Lucy Bladen
Updated August 19 2021 - 8:53pm, first published 7:00pm
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said it was critical to reduce transmission in the community, otherwise Canberra would be like Sydney. Picture: Karleen Minney

The ACT government will give extra money to emergency food relief services as the number of Canberrans in a two-week quarantine has skyrocketed to more than 21,000.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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