Up to 50 people in pubs, restaurants from June 1

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From next month up to 50 people at a time will be allowed in pubs, cafes and restaurants in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW), authorities said on Friday.

In a 2GB Radio interview on May 22, deputy premier John Barilaro said that gyms, yoga studios and beauty salons would be amongst the next batch of reopenings "in a month or so", adding that the state government was "working on a plan as we speak" to make these businesses viably "Covid safe".

Patrons will be required to observe the one person per four square metre rule, as well as strict social distancing guidelines. But it certainly won't be executed without careful respect for the social distancing measures now in place.

'You have to be seated on the desk, you will have to be served on the desk, ' Ms Berejiklian mentioned.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, NSW is now leading the nation in terms of "reopening the economy" and resuming to business as usual through the lifting of restrictions.

"Our measures are temporary, targeted and proportionate to the challenge we face and will ensure Australia bounces back stronger on the other side", federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in an emailed statement.

"It's our happy hour, time to wine and dine".

The increase in patronage aligns with the easing of regional travel restrictions across the state and the opening of museums, galleries and libraries from June 1.

Victoria has introduced that 20 folks shall be allowed in a restaurant or cafe without delay from June 1.

"Going to 50 will give the opportunity for the majority of restaurants, the majority of bars across our state to open", he told reporters.

"Today's announcement is a common sense move - it will be particularly welcomed by our NSW country hoteliers as regional NSW opens again for travellers".

"The entire hospitality sector has been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis with hotels shut down across NSW and 94 per cent of our workforce of 75,000 stood down or terminated", Whelan said.

A woman died in a Sydney hospital Thursday night bringing the national death toll to 101. You have to be seated at the table, you have to be served at the table.

On Friday, NSW recorded just three new infections, taking the number of confirmed cases to 3,084.

As the temperature begins to drop and winter starts, Dr Chant said it's particularly important for people to come forward to get tested and re-tested if symptoms return.

The fine was imposed for travelling back and forth between his Elizabeth Bay flat in Sydney's east and his Pearl Beach holiday home on the Central Coast.



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