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Aus state lifts temporary Covid measures
Aus state lifts temporary Covid measures

Sydney, May 17 (TIWN) The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) announced on Monday that the temporary Covid-safe measures in place for the Greater Sydney area have been lifted, despite the missing link between previous local cases.

From Monday, the 20-person maximum for guests at private homes would be lifted.  Leisure activities at indoor venues such as standing-up drinking, group singing and dancing at nightclubs would be allowed.  Masks are no longer compulsory on public transport in greater city but are still strongly encouraged in public settings.  "As these two locally acquired cases have shown, COVID-19 may re-emerge in the community at any time. It is important that we all continue to take practical measures to stay Covid-safe," NSW Health said in a statement on Monday.  The temporary measures were introduced after a couple in Sydney's eastern suburbs tested positive in early May.  It hasn't been identified how the virus was passed on to them.  Meanwhile, the state administered 44,283 vaccines during the week ending Sunday, including 18,345 at the vaccination centre in Sydney Olympic Park which was open on May 10.

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