Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is warning people to brace for more cases of COVID-19 on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, as authorities work to contain a cluster.
There are 17 confirmed cases identified in the area with alerts issued for more than 30 venues.
The source of the outbreak is still under investigation, but it is an international strain.
There are long lines at testing clinics across the Northern Beaches this morning.
Residents in the area have been told to stay home for the next three days.
All New South Wales residents entering Western Australia now have to self quarantine for 14 days.
Restrictions are in place for those from the Northern Beaches wanting to travel to Queensland, Victoria, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.
The United States has surpassed 17 million official COVID-19 cases.
More than 200,000 new cases are being reported each day.
Multiple European leaders are isolating after French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive to coronavirus.
The Australian dollar is at its highest level in about two-and-a-half years.
Surging iron ore prices, and optimism on a coronavirus vaccine are boosting the markets.
The NSW Education Minister says this year’s school leavers have been able to perform on-par with previous years, despite the challenges of the pandemic.
HSC student’s ATAR results have been released this morning.
Hundreds of schoolboys kidnapped by Islamic militants last week from a boarding school in Nigeria reportedly have been released.
Local authorities say the 344 freed are in good condition and expected home within hours.
A powerful cyclone has ripped through Fiji.
The category five storm hit the main island of Vanua Levu overnight with wind gusts of up to 345 km/h.