NSW to ease restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that come Friday, some COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed across the state. Two adults will be able to visit any household, "on the basis of reducing social isolation and everybody’s mental health”, Berejiklian said. 

Queensland and WA have announced similar plans to ease social distancing rules, but Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said the state will not follow suit until there is no undetected community transmission. 

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