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NSW To Reintroduce Covid Restrictions Following Huge Surge In Case Numbers

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

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A fresh slate of covid-19 restrictions are expected to be announced by the NSW government according to a report by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Among these covid restrictions, nightclubs are expected to be shut yet again, singing and dancing will be banned in pubs and major events will be paused as the state battles the omicron variant. Elective surgeries are likely to be postponed as well to lighten the load on NSW hospitals.

Density limits of one person per 2 square metres were reinstated on December 27 with the indoor face mask mandate set to remain in place until January 27, 2022.

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Covid-19 infections have continued to climb across the state with a record 38,625 cases reported today along with 11 deaths. 112,725 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

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1738 people are currently in hospital with 134 being treated in the ICU.

As of now, 95.1% of residents aged 16 and over are vaccinated by one dose and 94% are fully vaccinated.

Covid-19 booster vaccinations are now available in NSW. Find more information on eligibility and how to book here

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