Sydney emerges from pandemic lockdown, beer in hand

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By Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sydney’s oldest pub opened one hour early on Monday to welcome back its regulars after the city emerged from a more than 100-day lockdown, allowing COVID-19 vaccinated locals to enjoy new freedoms including a morning beer at their favourite bar. Soon after doors opened at 9:00 a.m. (2200 GMT Sunday), a handful of customers filled up one side of the bar at the Fortune of War, an almost two century-old pub looking out towards Sydney’s main ferry and cruise ship wharf in The Rocks precinct. “It’s the Aussie way. You know, come to the pub, have a beer, have a…

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