Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Seven new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in New South Wales, just one is locally acquired.
A health alert has been issued for people who attended the Bathurst 1000 motor race last weekend after traces of the virus were found in wastewater.
Alerts have also been issued for Souths Juniors Club and Century 21 Dixon real estate in Kingsford and The Shed Cafe in Randwick.
The first of eight specially chartered Qantas repatriation flights will leave London tonight to bring 175 stranded Australians home.
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In Europe, 20 countries have recorded their highest daily number of COVID-19 cases, including the UK and Italy.
Spain is the first country in western Europe to record more than 1 million cases of coronavirus.
Pope Francis has given his most explicit support to civil unions for same-sex couples.
The Pontiff has made the comments in a documentary, which has premiered at the Rome Film Festival.
Buildings have been set on fire and there are reports of gunfire in Nigeria’s biggest city after the shooting of demonstrators.
Human rights group Amnesty International says at least 12 people protesting against police brutality were killed by security forces in Lagos earlier this week.
Hazmat crews are on the scene of a truck fire on the Eastern Distributor at Moore Park.
Traffic away from the city is banked back to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel.
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society says 51,000 people are on the state’s waiting list for social housing.
The Catholic Charity says some have been waiting more than 10 years.