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Masks no longer mandatory on public transport in Sydney

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Health bosses have announced an end to restrictions which were tightened after a couple caught coronavirus.

Masks are no longer needed on public transport in Greater Sydney after no new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the community.

There were no more local coronavirus cases yesterday linked to a Woollahra couple who were diagnosed with the virus almost two weeks ago.

Genomic sequencing traced the Woollahra man and his wife's infection to a US traveller who spent time in hotel quarantine. However, it is still not known how the virus was passed on to the couple.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced yesterday the restrictions introduced in response to the two new cases would be eased from 12.01am today.

This means limits will be removed on the number of guests allowed to visit private households.

Drinking standing up in pubs, singing indoors and dancing at clubs will also be allowed.

Three people in hotel quarantine have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in NSW in the latest daily figures recorded up to 8pm Saturday night.

The state has topped 900,000 vaccinations in total, with 4285 given out at the new Sydney mass vaccination hub at Olympic Park in the 24 hours leading up to Ms Berejiklian's announcement.

"The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 919,016, with 280,135 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 638,881 administered by Commonwealth Government providers including GPs," NSW Health said in a statement.

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Source: 9News

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