Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
A woman who works in Sydney’s quarantine hotels has tested positive to coronavirus.
The woman worked at the Novotel and Ibis hotels in Darling Harbour between November 27–30.
Fellow workers have been told to self isolate.
People who catch the train from Minto to Central, and on the light rail to Darling Harbour are being urged to be on alert.
In a separate incident, health officials have issued an alert after traces of the virus were detected in sewage in the Riverstone catchment, in Sydney’s north-west.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is set to be rolled out in the United Kingdom within days.
The Australian Government is welcoming the approval but says it won’t change the planned timeline for a vaccine rollout here, which isn’t due until March.
The NSW Government insists it is not planning to decriminalise drug use, despite considering a significant change around personal use.
Under a proposal being looked at by cabinet, people caught with small amounts of illicit drugs would be given three chances before facing criminal penalties.
Emergency services are working to recover the bodies of two people killed in a helicopter crash in the New South Wales Southern Highlands.
The helicopter went down near Marulan last night.
A man has been charged with attacking two teenagers on a bus on the North Shore.
Police say the 24-year-old slapped one boy and pushed the other on the Chatswood to Manly bus yesterday afternoon.
Tennis Australia insists it still hasn’t finalised its starting date, despite a leaked message to the players suggesting the Australian Open will get underway on February 8.