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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

June 22 (Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Mandatory mask rules extended in Sydney Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), on Tuesday reported its biggest rise in new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in nearly a week, prompting authorities to extend a mask mandate in Sydney for a week.

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

New Zealand SLAMS the border shut with NSW as trans-Tasman bubble is put on hold - dashing holiday plans for thousands and giving Kiwis just three hours to get home

New Zealand has slammed its border shut to New South Wales, giving Kiwis just three hours to get back home before restrictions come into place. New Zealand's COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins put the breaks on the hotel quarantine-free travel after NSW recorded 10 new locally-acquired cases of Covid on Tuesday, bringing Sydney's Bondi cluster to 21 active infections.

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New Zealand SLAMS the border shut with NSW as trans-Tasman bubble is put on hold - dashing holiday plans for thousands and giving Kiwis just three hours to get home

Australia struggles to quash persistent coronavirus outbreaks

Sydney was battling a fresh Covid-19 cluster on Tuesday just as Melbourne's latest outbreak receded, highlighting Australia's difficulty in quashing persistent small virus flare-ups. Ten people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Sydney overnight, taking the cluster that first emerged in the city's Bondi Beach area last week to 21 cases.

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Australia struggles to quash persistent coronavirus outbreaks

Stuart MacGill: Former Australia bowler breaks silence on alleged kidnapping

Stuart MacGill has spoken out about his alleged abduction back in April; New South Wales Police have charged four men over the incident; "It's hurt my family, and I know that a lot of people don't really know what's going on" Former Australia cricketer Stuart MacGill has broken his silence on his alleged kidnapping and assault, saying he had "done nothing wrong" and the ordeal had taken a major toll on his family.

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Stuart MacGill: Former Australia bowler breaks silence on alleged kidnapping

Digital initiatives across NSW gain funding boost from 2021-22 Budget

In handing down its 2021-22 Budget, the NSW government has credited the state's economic recovery from COVID-19 to its digital platform, otherwise referred to as its 'secret weapon'. The New South Wales government handed down its 2021-22 Budget on Tuesday, revealing that digital initiatives across the state will receive handsome handouts.

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Digital initiatives across NSW gain funding boost from 2021-22 Budget

NSW police officer checked Bumble date’s criminal history and recent incidents at her home

A Sydney constable who looked up his Bumble date’s police profile and recent incidents at her home has been spared a conviction. Constable Reuben Timperley, 24, pleaded guilty to accessing restricted data held in a computer after spending 33 minutes looking up police records on a woman he’d met on dating application Bumble.

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NSW police officer checked Bumble date’s criminal history and recent incidents at her home

Mandatory mask rules extended in Sydney as COVID-19 cluster grows

SYDNEYSYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), on Tuesday reported its biggest rise in new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in nearly a week, prompting authorities to extend a mask mandate in Sydney for a week. Ten new locally acquired cases were reported in NSW on Tuesday, as officials fight to contain a latest cluster of the highly infectious Delta virus variant.

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Mandatory mask rules extended in Sydney as COVID-19 cluster grows

Australia's New South Wales extends mask mandate for Sydney as virus cluster grows

Medical workers administer tests at the Bondi Beach drive-through coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing centre in the wake of new positive cases in Sydney, Australia, June 17, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo SYDNEY, June 22 (Reuters) - Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), on Tuesday reported its biggest rise in new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in nearly a week, prompting authorities to extend a mask mandate in Sydney for a week.

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Australia's New South Wales extends mask mandate for Sydney as virus cluster grows

NZ identifies 16 at-risk NSW travellers

New Zealand health authorities have left the trans-Tasman bubble in place with New South Wales but are watching carefully as the Bondi COVID-19 cluster continues to grow. On Tuesday, a further 10 cases were revealed in New South Wales, bringing the latest cluster to 21. "New Zealand health officials have determined that, at this time, the COVID-19 public health risk to New Zealand remains low," a Ministry of Health statement said.

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NZ identifies 16 at-risk NSW travellers

NSW Covid update: Sydney mask rules extended after spike in Bondi outbreak cases

New South Wales has recorded 10 new locally acquired cases, prompting the state to extend the indoor mask mandate across greater Sydney, in an attempt to curb the Bondi outbreak. There are now 21 cases linked to the Bondi cluster, with all but two of the new cases already in isolation.

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NSW Covid update: Sydney mask rules extended after spike in Bondi outbreak cases

NSW budget 2021: the big-ticket items dominating state spending – at a glance

The New South Wales government’s 2021/22 budget has confirmed a deficit of $7.9bn for the current year, jumping to $8.6bn for the following 12 months. It’s a long way into the red, but it could have been worse. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, four months ago pointed to a $13.3bn deficit, but the booming property market had provided a boost to stamp duty.

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NSW budget 2021: the big-ticket items dominating state spending – at a glance

NSW budget: booming property market and localised lockdowns responsible for Covid bounceback

Surging property prices and New South Wales’ decision to keep the state open as much as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic will deliver a more rapid return to the black for the state, prompting the treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, to declare NSW “dressed for success”.

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NSW budget: booming property market and localised lockdowns responsible for Covid bounceback

NSW Will Become First In Australia To Offer Paid Leave For Miscarriages Or Stillbirths

New South Wales is set to introduce an Australian-first bereavement leave policy to women who suffer miscarriages or stillbirths. The Australian reports women who miscarry or whose children are stillborn will receive five days off work on full pay if they work in the public sector. Men will also be eligible for the time off, regardless of whether they are also in the public sector.

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NSW Will Become First In Australia To Offer Paid Leave For Miscarriages Or Stillbirths

State premiers are forced to SLASH their vaccine numbers by half amid growing battle with the government to get their hands on coveted Pfizer jabs

Vaccine war between state and federal governments set to kick off again NSW and Victorian governments say supply of Pfizer is being cut in half Federal government say states are to blame for their lack of roll-out planning The vaccine war between states and the federal government is set to kick off again as New South Wales and Victoria say they will have to cut jabs due to a lack of supply.

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State premiers are forced to SLASH their vaccine numbers by half amid growing battle with the government to get their hands on coveted Pfizer jabs

Australia's New South Wales logs biggest rise in COVID-19 cases in a week

SYDNEY, June 22 (Reuters) - Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), on Tuesday reported its biggest increase in new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in nearly a week, raising prospects of more tough restrictions in the country's largest city, Sydney.

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Australia's New South Wales logs biggest rise in COVID-19 cases in a week

Victoria records zero new Covid cases as the Trans-Tasman bubble is reinstated with the state

Victoria has recorded zero new Covid cases overnight to Tuesday morning Tourists from the state will be welcomed back to New Zealand on Wednesday Jacinda Ardern's government halted the trans-Tasman bubble last month as tourists from the state are welcomed back into New Zealand from tomorrow after the easing of government restrictions.

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Victoria records zero new Covid cases as the Trans-Tasman bubble is reinstated with the state

Why restrictions could remain in place in New South Wales as the state battles a 'fleeting' Covid outbreak

The cluster climbed to 11 cases on Monday, with two new cases Both people are close contacts of previously reported cases and tested positive Dr Chant said contagious nature of the virus means the state is at a critical stage The growing outbreak in Sydney's east is at a critical phase, health authorities say, with 'scarily fleeting' transmission causing concern.

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Why restrictions could remain in place in New South Wales as the state battles a 'fleeting' Covid outbreak