(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Authorities in Sydney have extended Covid restrictions on social gatherings across Christmas in a bid to curb an outbreak in Australia’s largest city.
Most Sydneysiders will continue to be able to have 10 adult visitors to their home over the holiday period.
But in a slight relaxation of rules, young children can be included on top of that number between 24-26 December.
Sydney saw just eight new cases on Wednesday, fuelling optimism about efforts to contain the outbreak.
The New South Wales (NSW) state government said a total of 98 cases had been found in the state capital since last week.
More than 124,000 residents had been tested in the past three days alone – a local record.