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11.15pm BST

There are reports NSW is considering relaxing restrictions on 1 May.

Gladys Berejiklian says it all depends on the health advice and says it is a balancing act.

We know that the restrictions are having an effect.

But it takes us a couple of weeks to get the data through the health experts to be able to advise us. So I don’t want to raise expectations, but at the same time, there could be a chance, if the health experts deem it appropriate for us, to look at some relaxations. It’s a rolling monthly basis that we’ll look at that.

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