Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Victoria has recorded no new coronavirus cases for the first time since June 9.
Pressure is mounting to ease Melbourne from lockdown restrictions.
The Federal Health Minister says a coronavirus vaccine being developed at The University of Queensland could be ready as soon as the first quarter of 2021.
The United States has seen its highest number of COVID-19 cases in the past two days – with daily infections numbering about 80,000.
While in Europe, Spain has declared a national emergency, and new restrictions have been introduced in Italy.
Drivers are being urged to take care in the wet conditions this morning, with rain causing flooding and some road closures.
The Wakehurst Parkway between Oxford Falls and North Narrabeen is closed.
A rockfall has closed Galston Road.
Both F3 Parramatta River ferries and the Manly Fast Ferry are disrupted because of the weather.
The Australian Government is demanding answers after female passengers were subjected to invasive examinations in Qatar.
Women on board a flight bound for Sydney, including 13 Australians, were forced to undergo internal examinations earlier this month after a premature baby was found in an airport bathroom.
Fourteen men have been charged over one of the largest ever cannabis hauls.
$40 million worth of the drug has been discovered on properties on NSW’s mid-north coast.
A dispute has erupted between unions and builders, over a push to increase pay.
The Master Builders Association says the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union’s (CFMEU) demands would see the cost of major projects increase by up to 10 per cent.