No local COVID-19 cases for weeks, Australia's New South Wales resumes dancing, religious services

Australia's most populous state said that from Monday it would remove limits on the number of people at weddings, bars and religious services and end a ban on public venue dancing as a run of coronavirus-free days prompted a broad downgrade of social distancing rules.

No local COVID-19 cases for weeks, Australia's New South Wales resumes dancing, religious services
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Trump vows defence Bill veto unless Internet liability shield scrapped

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