Sydney Celebrates ‘Freedom Day’ After Nearly Four Months Of Covid Lockdown As Vaccination Rate Crosses 70%

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Cafes, restaurants, gyms and hair salons in Sydney reopened for fully vaccinated customers on Monday after nearly four months of a Covid lockdown, as the state of New South Wales crossed its target of fully vaccinating over 70% of its population, a move that signals the start of Australia’s new strategy of living with the virus in areas where vaccination rates are high.

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New South Wales (NSW) state Premier Dominic Perrottet told reporters in the state capital Sydney that Monday was “freedom day” and the state was leading the nation out of the pandemic but acknowledged that “this will be a challenge.”

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