Weekly Wrap 531: Looking south from a quiet city towards the growing pandemic

Oxford Street, Sydney

This week of Monday 26 July to Sunday 2 August 2020 had a strange feeling to it. I got some things done. I feel a lot better both physically and mentally having spent another three nights down in Sydney, where there was both warmth and humanity. But the city was still quiet, and things continue to be bad down in Victoria.

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The 9pm His Plague Diary 7

The Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains is usually very busy on a sunny Saturday, but during the COVID-19 lockdown it can sometimes be all but deserted. Photograph taken 25 April 2020.

It’s Day 42 of Stilgherrian’s coronavirus isolation. People are getting restless, and Australia’s COVID-19 tracing app has been downloaded by a couple million loyal citizens. There’s quite a bit about that.

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