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Increased COVID restrictions hit NSW on eve of Christmas

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced an increased in COVID restrictions for the state.

The measures were introduced in response to a record 5,715 cases recorded via the unreliable PCR test method.

Key points:

  • Mandatory mask-wearing in indoor settings effective midnight 24 December to 27 January 2022.
  • One person per 2 square metres in hospitality venues, effective from 27 December to 27 January 2022.
  • 80% of all new cases were the Omricon variant.
  • Around 1,500 health care workers cannot work due to illness or inability to undergo COVID testing.

Full report in the Sydney Morning Herald.

 

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