Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
A coronavirus alert for bus passengers is sparking renewed calls for face masks to be made mandatory on public transport.
Commuters on the X-39 from Sydney CBD to the Eastern Suburbs on 20 August are being urged to isolate, after two people tested positive to coronavirus.
New South Wales Health is strongly advising people to wear a mask when using public transport.
Coronavirus alerts have also been issued for several other locations including Highfield Caringbah Pub, Fitness First Randwick, Randwick Golf Club and Chatswood Chase shopping centre on Sydney’s north shore.
St Pauls Catholic College in Greystanes is closed for cleaning after a student tested positive to COVID-19.
Reddam Early Learning Centre at Lindfield is also temporarily shut after a staff member was diagnosed with the virus.
New data shows Victoria’s harsh lockdown is likely to cost the national economy $12 billion.
More than 2000 people have signed an online petition calling for the Catholic Bishop of Parramatta to be sacked.
They’re angry over a new religious education syllabus which would lead to students in Catholic schools studying atheism and gender identity.
Paramedics have been called to Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre.
Multiple ambulance crews have responded to reports a guard has been stabbed.
An interim report into the Black Summer bushfire season will be handed down today, ahead of this summer’s season.
The final report will be completed by the end of October.
And, in sport, Sydney FC is celebrating after claiming back to back championships and the double this season.
With a 1–nil victory over Melbourne City in the A-League Grand Final.