We might not have to wear masks for much longer with authorities on Friday saying they have no plans, at this stage, to extend the ACT’s mask mandate beyond the end of next week.

Chief Minister, Andrew Barr said the government is keeping a close eye on the evolving Coronavirus situation in Sydney.

“We would have the mask mandate in place only when it was necessary, and we do not intend on extending it unless we have to.”

It’s expected it will only remain in place while the Greater Sydney area is under lockdown orders.

“So at this point we’re talking about another seven days.”

Masks became compulsory in indoor public settings earlier this week, in a bid to help reduce the possibility of a rapid outbreak of Covid-19 in the territory.

Since the mandate came into effect 60 warnings have been issued by police for not wearing a mask, as well as breaching stay at home orders, but no fines have been issued.

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