Australia’s biggest state prepares to relax more restrictions

Australia’s biggest state prepares to relax more coronavirus restrictions this month and targets 10,000 tests a day to protect against a second wave

New South Wales health officials are targeting 10,000 tests a day to identify any coronavirus outbreaks as restrictions are relaxed.

The state’s chief medical health officer Dr Kerry Chant announced the ambitious target today after around 7,000 tests were conducted on Tuesday. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said more and more shops were planning to open this month as restrictions are relaxed.

‘A number are making plans during the month of May to do that,’ she said. 

New South Wales recorded nine new cases on Tuesday.

New South Wales health officials are targeting 10,000 tests a day so they identify any coronavirus outbreaks as restrictions are relaxed. Pictured: Premier Gladys Berejiklian

New South Wales health officials are targeting 10,000 tests a day so they identify any coronavirus outbreaks as restrictions are relaxed. Pictured: Premier Gladys Berejiklian

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