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World News – AU – NSW Premier eases further COVID-19 restrictions ‘to allow people to prepare for Christmas’

Gatherings in outdoor public spaces and group reservations at restaurants will be increased to 30 as part of an easing of coronavirus rules in New South Wales

NSW Premier has announced further relaxation of restrictions around gatherings after the state recorded no local cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours

Gatherings in outdoor public spaces and group reservations at restaurants will be increased to 30 people starting this Friday, but the « mix » is still out of place

Currently no more than 10 people can sit together in a restaurant and no more than 20 people can gather outside

« This is good news for getting people ready for Christmas and the summer celebrations, » said Gladys Berejiklian

« [But] we are not at the point where we can allow mixing so everyone has to be seated »

There is also no change to the 20-person limit for household gatherings, as homes are still considered high-risk environments, Ms Berejiklian said.

But good news for those planning their weddings, from December 1 the number of people who can attend weddings will be increased to 300 people, subject to the rule of 4 square meters inside and the rule of the 2 square meters outside

However, there is no change to dancing at weddings, with only the bridal party (up to 20 people) allowed on the dance floor

The Prime Minister said this increase in collection sizes would allow receiving establishments to plan ahead and recruit more staff

« But we also hope that the easing of restrictions, coupled with the remarkable work our health experts are doing, will put us in good shape to protect jobs »

Ms Berejiklian said she hoped after Queensland’s October 31 election that there will be a change to the Sunshine State’s ‘impossible’ benchmark to open its border to NSW

« They are almost setting us up for failure and I hope that position will change in the coming weeks, » she said

« I don’t know anywhere on the planet where you have at least 8 million people at open borders where you won’t be able to have any cases of community transmission for 28 days »

Meanwhile, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard slammed Victoria’s premier who said yesterday he never signed up for incoming New Zealand travelers to Victoria via NSW

As part of a one-way Trans-Tasmanian bubble, New Zealanders were allowed to travel to New South Wales and the Northern Territory last week, but 55 passengers made it to Victoria after landing in Sydney

« I’m a little confused as just 10 minutes ago I checked the Victorian Health and Human Services website and this refers to the fact that people from New Zealand can enter Victoria after passing through Sydney, « said M Hazzard

From 24:00 to 20:00 yesterday, 6,952 tests were performed, with only four travelers in hotel quarantine returning positive results

Health director Kerry Chant said that despite the lack of local cases overnight, now is not the time to relax

« It is essential that we are not complacent we are concerned that there are transmission chains that are going undetected, particularly in South West Sydney and West Sydney », said Dr Chant

« If you have the most minimal symptoms, please come in and take a test. It’s critical »

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