Hotel Quarantine COVID-19 Cases Have Doubled In Past Two Weeks [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Hotel Quarantine COVID-19 Cases Have Doubled In Past Two Weeks [Headlines]

The seven-day moving average jumped from just two per day in early October to more than five per day last week, as infections overseas soar.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 2 Nov 2020News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

Coronavirus cases in New South Wales’s hotel quarantine program have doubled in the past two weeks, as infections overseas soar.

The seven-day moving average jumped from just two per day in early October to more than five per day last week.

Australia’s fight against COVID-19 chalked up a major win yesterday, with zero cases of local transmission recorded across the country.

A second child has contracted coronavirus after visiting the Flip Out trampoline park in Prestons in Sydney’s south-west.

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Cabramatta High School is open this morning after being deep cleaned over the weekend, after a student who visited the trampoline park tested positive last Friday.

The Premier’s Department reportedly gave a $1 million eight-week contract to a consulting group for a COVID-19 economic plan without going to tender.

Labor says the consultants’ fees would have been better spent on specific pandemic support.

New South Wales police have strip searched 271 children over the past two financial years, some as young as 11 years old.

Police say the number of overall searches is dropping.

But the Redfern Legal Centre says it’s concerned the proportion of Indigenous people being searched is rising.

Half-a-million dollars is being offered for useful information into the murder of a woman in Sydney’s south-west in 2014.

Monika Chetty died after being found badly injured in bushland in West Hoxton.

Tonnes of live Australian lobster are stranded on the tarmac at a Chinese airport – prompting fears they are the next victim in the ongoing trade dispute between Australia and China.

At least 10 people are reported to have died in a super typhoon in the Philippines.

Police in Belarus have fired warning shots to try to break up thousands of anti-government protesters.

Two days away from Election Day in the United States, both presidential candidates have continued to campaign in potential swing states.