By Hope NewsroomMonday 12 Oct 2020
Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Australians who were struggling to get enough food before COVID-19 are now going hungry more often, with 43 per cent going a day a week without eating.
A special COVID-19 report from the charity Foodbank has found the number of people seeking help from charities ‘at least once’ has doubled.
Australian researchers say coronavirus can last longer on surfaces than first thought.
They have found that in optimal conditions the virus can survive up to 28 days on surfaces like bank notes and mobile phone screens.
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NSW Labor is launching a fresh push for mandatory face masks on public transport, citing recent coronavirus alerts for buses and trains.
All passengers on a late night train replacement bus from Central to Strathfield on October 4 are being told to isolate for a full two weeks due to an infectious passenger.
Public health alerts have also been issued for Big W at Carnes Hill and Aldi Edmonson Park on October 4.
Also, there are alerts issued for Chemist Warehouse at Casula on October 6, Bunnings at Crossroads on October 7 and Costco at Casula on October 9.
A week after his stint in hospital, US President Donald Trump is declaring himself “free of coronavirus” as he prepares to return to the campaign trail.
Teachers, principals and parent groups have penned a joint letter opposing planned school suspension changes.
They argue the proposed reduction in suspension times would weaken a school’s ability to deal with violent students.
Heathcote and Engadine residents in Sydney’s south are being warned to expect bushfire smoke in the area.
Smoke haze from the Kangaroo Ridge blaze at Waterfall is expected to drift north.
And, in tennis, Spain’s Rafael Nadal has won the French Open for a 13th time – defeating world number one Novak Djokovic.
The score was 6-love, 6-2, 7-5.