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Masks to be mandatory on Sydney public transport as NSW records one new local infection

Masks will again become compulsory on public transport for people in Greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains from 4pm today, with residents being asked to avoid non-essential visits to aged care and disability facilities.

Masks are once again compulsory on Sydney’s public transport after a man in his 50s was diagnosed with COVID-19 after “fleeting” contact with an infected shopper at Bondi Junction last weekend.

“It appears from CCTV cameras that it could have been a very fleeting contact between the infectious person and this gentleman,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters on Friday.

The list of Sydney’s COVID hotspots has expanded considerably and Ms Berejiklian says masks will be mandatory on public transport in Sydney and The Blue Mountains from 4pm on Friday for five days.

“If you are catching public transport, please, it is compulsory,” she said.

“That is the only thing compulsory between now and Wednesday night. Please make sure if you are catching public transport you are wearing a mask.”

Source: sbs

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