Australian shares drop as fears grow of a worsening Covid outbreak in Sydney before Christmas
- Australian share market’s benchmark S&P/ASX200 drops 1.2 per cent at open
- A localised Sydney Covid-19 outbreak has created fears of a new viral wave
- The outbreak has the capacity to sharply reduce Christmas spending
The Australian share market has lost 1.2 per cent in the opening minutes of Monday trade as fears grow of a Sydney Covid-19 outbreak before Christmas.
The outbreak has triggered fears of a new wave of the virus in Australia’s biggest city, with a resultant major effect on the economy.
Investors are nervous with the benchmark S&P/ASX200 falling 1.2 per cent in the opening 20 minutes of trade.
The barometer of Australia’s blue chip stocks lost 81.2 points to fall to 6,675.5 points.
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The Australian share market has lost 1.2 per cent in the opening minutes of trade as fears grow of a Sydney Covid outbreak before Christmas