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NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

More than a week on from the Black Lives Matter protests, community transmission of COVID-19 is still a trickle, not a wave. But in South Asia and Latin America, cases continue to surge. And next year’s Oscars will be postponed, another sign that the disruption of the coronavirus will continue well into 2021 and beyond. 

Community transmission returns 

After more than two weeks without any locally-acquired cases in NSW, there have been two in the last three days.

Health authorities are trying to figure out how an Illawara man tested positive for COVID-19 through apparent community transmission. It’s another reminder that the virus is still circulating, albeit in low levels, in the community.