Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Union officials representing bus drivers will meet with the Transport Minister this morning over threats of strike action.
They’re calling for masks to be compulsory on public transport and for better enforcement of social distancing measures.
The City of Sydney is the latest local government area to be declared a coronavirus hotspot by State officials.
Meanwhile, anyone who was at Sydney Market at Flemington on Sunday 9 August is being urged to monitor for symptoms.
Sydney Girls High School is open again this morning after being deep cleaned due to a student with coronavirus.
Two Sydney schools remain closed – Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook and Our Lady of Mercy College at Parramatta.
Health officials say anyone with flu-like symptoms is more likely to have COVID-19.
The number of influenza cases in Australia this year is at a near-record low.
The impact of coronavirus on people with a disability will be examined at the Royal Commission this week.
Police and fire investigators are working to determine what sparked a deadly blaze in Sydney’s west overnight.
Emergency services found a body inside a campervan following the fire at Emu Plains.
Vietnam Veterans Day will be marked with a service at the Australian War Memorial this afternoon.
We are being encouraged to reflect on the service of the almost 60,000 Australians who served during the conflict.