Business Sydney executive director Paul Nicolaou on why shops remain closed despite the end of lockdown

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Businesses are blaming a lack of office workers and commuters for a rocky reopening more than two weeks since lockdown ended. 

Paul Nicolaou says it has a rippling effect on the businesses that depend on staying open.

“With foot traffic still below 10 percent in city streets and malls, it’s going to be a hard battle for businesses that are still trading to stay open,” he said.

The Sydney CBD and North Sydney are most visibly hit by store and office closures.

A number of stores in the MetCentre closed last week and boarded-up shopfronts riddle the North Sydney CBD.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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