Sky News host Chris Smith says something “truly wonderful has just happened in New South Wales” as the state celebrates its freedom week, after 106 days of lockdown.

“To give you some idea of what NSW has achieved, in terms of nations, only the UAE, Portugal, Malta and Singapore, have eclipsed 80 per cent,” Mr Smith said.

“NSW residents should be exceptionally proud of what has been done, of what team NSW has done together, to reassert freedoms and return the state, to a near normal place to live.”