'We are not the virus': Two-tier COVID-19 Delta lockdowns divide Sydney

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SYDNEY: On the sands of Bondi Beach, one of Sydney\u0027s wealthiest suburbs, surfers and seaside walkers jostle for space, while joggers clog the nearby promenade and fitness buffs huddle around public exercise equipment. To the west, where COVID-19 infections are greatest, stores sit shuttered on empty street

SYDNEY: On the sands of Bondi Beach, one of Sydney's wealthiest suburbs, surfers and seaside walkers jostle for space, while joggers clog the nearby promenade and fitness buffs huddle around public exercise equipment.

Meals on Wheels volunteers prepare to deliver food to members of vulnerable communities during a lockdown in the Canterbury-Bankstown local government area of southwest Sydney, Australia. Though the whole East Coast city of 5 million is in lockdown, around 1.8 million in its ethnically diverse west are banned from leaving their immediate surroundings and doing any face-to-face work. Authorised workers must be tested every three days, and masks are mandatory outside homes.

Meals on Wheels volunteers prepare to deliver food to members of vulnerable communities during a lockdown in Sydney, Australia on Aug 4, 2021. "If we don't get this right, we will undermine the social fabric of this city for years to come," he said in an email.The tougher lockdowns have also dealt an economic blow the federal government - facing its weakest polling in years and with elections due by early 2022 - has said may contribute to a second recession in two years.

"These workers have gone from earning a wage to, for many of them, lining up for welfare for the first time in their lives," said BWS Executive Director David Borger.

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