Sydney residents will have to wear face masks on public transport for “the next five days” after a new case of Covid-19 was reported on Friday.

NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced that the change in restrictions would go into effect from 4:00 p.m. on Friday and said she wanted to “make sure the virus is circulating and not on public transport.” spreads “.

In addition, residents of Greater Sydney, with the exception of Illawara, Central Coast and Wollongong, are “advised” to wear a mask in indoor spaces such as cinemas, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Hospitality workers are also asked to wear a face mask.

“It’s not mandatory, but we recommend it, especially if you can’t guarantee social distancing (you wear one),” she said.

“We know the virus has the potential to circulate particularly in east Sydney.

“So again … let’s say unless you absolutely have to, we prefer that you not get involved in activities, especially in these eastern communities.”

Ms. Berejiklian said she wanted to that everyone makes sure that they disinfect their hands, have a good social distance and check in via QR codes.

She said she hoped that no further requirements would be placed, provided everyone had “done the right thing”.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Andrew Holland said the police will contact the municipality to ensure compliance is followed.

The new case on Friday is a man in his fifties who was infected with Covid-19 and was staying in Bondi Junction Westfield, where he was believed to have contracted the virus from the limo driver.

Ms. Berejiklian said that he appeared to have had “very fleeting contact” with the person he contracted the virus.

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