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Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks: health experts call for caution as Omicron outbreak worsens

NSW tourism minister expects lower turnout as leading epidemiologist says best place to watch festivities is from home

Experts are urging caution around Sydney’s planned New Year’s Eve celebrations amid surging Covid-19 cases in New South Wales.

On Friday, the NSW tourism minister, Stuart Ayres, said New Year’s Eve fireworks would proceed as planned under the current public health order, despite the growing Omicron outbreak.

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