Greater Sydney's temporary COVID-19 restrictions lifted


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As Greater Sydney's temporary Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, mystery still surrounds how a Sydney couple caught the deadly virus.

From Monday masks are no longer mandatory on public transport, dancing it back at nightclubs and there's no limit on guests in homes.

Despite restrictions easing, health authorities are still urging people to remain vigilant and wear a mask if there's no room to social distance.

Meanwhile, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has defended the state governments move to increase hotel quarantine capacity, to allow for Aussie cricketers to return home from Covid ravaged India.

38 players and coaches landed in Sydney on Monday, prompting additional places be added to the city's quarantine hotels.

Defending the move, the Premier says the state "has no say in where people come form".

"What we do is say these are the number of people we can take home, if we can accommodate other Aussies coming home we will do that"

Greater-Sydney restrictions lifted

Meantime, anyone over 50 can get the AstraZeneca jab from their GP.

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17 May 2021

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