Australia’s biggest city Sydney is likely to ease out of lockdown from next month, provided a vaccination threshold is reached.
The New South Wales (NSW) state capital has been in lockdown since July due to a Delta variant outbreak.
The state government released its much-anticipated “roadmap to freedom” today.
It sets out new freedoms for people once 70% of adults in the state have had two vaccine doses.
NSW recorded over 1,400 new infections on Thursday, another daily record. Its outbreak has claimed 153 lives.
But Premier Gladys Berejiklian has stressed people must adjust to having the virus in the community once a majority of society is vaccinated.