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NSW premier touts relaxation of Sydney Covid restrictions for Christmas

Gladys Berejiklian loosens restrictions amid northern beaches outbreak as tensions escalate with Annastacia Palaszczuk over border closure

The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has said “very modest” relaxations to coronavirus restrictions will serve to better contain Sydney’s cluster within the northern beaches over Christmas, as authorities allow a three-day window for outsiders to enter parts of the state’s locked-down hotspot for festivities.

The relaxations were unveiled as the state announced eight new Covid-19 cases from 41,865 tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, as well as a new transmission event occurring outside of the northern beaches area, at a deli in Paddington in Sydney’s inner east.

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