Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewage samples in Sydney’s south-west.
Residents across five suburbs including Leppington and Denham Court are encouraged to get tested if they have any symptoms.
Moss Vale Public School in the Southern Highlands is closed for deep cleaning today after a possible COVID-19 case.
Students are learning from home.
A plan is being finalised to give every family a $100 voucher to spend at a restaurant, cafe or pub, in a bid to give the hospitality sector a boost.
The first quarantine-free Sydney to Hobart flight in seven months is due to depart within the hour.
Tasmania today opens its borders to New South Wales residents without the need to quarantine.
In the United States, Joe Biden has appealed for calm as vote counting continues in the race for the White House.
Mr Biden says he’s confident of victory.
He has 253 of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win, but is urging patience, saying each ballot must be counted.
President Donald Trump has 213.
Mr Trump has tweeted that he won’t let the race be stolen.
Trade tensions between Australia and China are rising.
Chinese authorities reportedly are planning to stop imports of Australian wine, lobsters, sugar, coal, copper, barley and timber.
A bartender is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in the back in the city last night.
Three people have been arrested – the man believed to be the stabber is still being sought by police.
Researchers have used gene therapy to regenerate damaged optic nerve fibres – something they say could help treat glaucoma.