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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.