(BBC) – Australia’s most populous state has announced new restrictions for the Greater Sydney area in an attempt to contain a growing outbreak of Covid-19.
- The rule of one person per 4 sq m (43 sq ft) will return for all indoor settings including hospitality venues and places of worship
- A cap of 300 people will be introduced in those places
- Singing and chanting at indoor venues will not be allowed
- Dance floors will not be permitted, apart from weddings when up to 20 people from the bridal party will be allowed
Sydney’s new cluster
Since Australia closed its borders in March, its outbreaks have largely begun with breaches in its hotel quarantine system for returned international travellers. Such instances led to Australia’s biggest outbreak in Melbourne.