Masks are no longer mandatory in offices and larger groups will be allowed in homes and the outdoors after the state of New South Wales (NSW), of which Sydney is the capital, hit a double-dose inoculation rate of 80 per cent at the weekend among those older than 16.
The latest in a series of planned relaxations is part of a shift in strategy by Australia’s largest cities towards living with the virus, though officials have warned it will bring more Covid-19 cases.
“This is not over,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said yesterday, urging people to stick to the remaining health rules.
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