Australia to deploy troops to enforce Sydney lockdown From Monday, some 300 unarmed troops will help police patrol streets Sydney braces for extended COVID-19 lockdown as rest of Australia opensAustralian officials are set to extend a COVID-19 lockdown in the country's largest city, Sydney, as new cases remain stubbornly high despite a month under strict stay-home orders, while Victoria and South Australia eased curbs from Wednesday. COVID-19: Military called in to enforce Sydney lockdown as Delta variant fuels record one-day rise in coronavirus casesOfficials have warned the outbreak of the highly transmissible Delta variant of coronavirus is poised to get worse, with the government updating official guidance and encouraging residents to get the AstraZeneca jab, amid reports of a stockpile. Army patrols Sydney streets as Brisbane extends COVID-19 lockdownAustralian officials on Monday extended a snap three-day lockdown in the city of Brisbane and some neighbouring regions while hundreds of army personnel began patrolling Sydney to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown rules. Sydney readies for the army as lockdown fails to squash delta outbreakSydney's poorest neighborhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city's toughest and longest lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia Covid: Brisbane lockdown after Delta variant casesMillions of Australians in parts of Queensland enter a snap lockdown from Saturday afternoon. Army to be deployed and police checkpoints set up to enforce Sydney lockdownThousands of police swept into the Sydney city centre handing out £264 ($500 Australian) to those not wearing a mask as the current lockdown will not end until August 28 Covid in Sydney: Military deployed to help enforce lockdownAuthorities say the deployment is needed, but critics argue it will "pick on" marginalised groups.