Australia news live: Sydney city stores added to NSW Covid-19 hotspots list as mayors protest against New Year's Eve rules

Australia news live: Sydney city stores added to NSW Covid-19 hotspots list as mayors protest against New Year's Eve rules

Three shops in the central business district and two supermarkets in the eastern suburbs were visited by people who have tested positive to coronavirus. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

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  • 8.32pm GMT

    Good morning, and welcome to the Australia news live blog for 29 December. I’m Elias Visontay. Here’s what’s making news this morning.

    -Two Sydney mayors have criticised the NSW government’s New Year’s Eve advice about gathering outdoors, saying people should stay at home. Inner West council’s mayor was blindsided by Gladys Berejiklian’s comments that it was OK for Sydneysiders to gather at local ovals to watch the fireworks, saying her council doesn’t have enough resources to enforce restriction-compliant gatherings.

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