State Emergency Service Has Conducted More Than 20 Flood Rescues – In The News Monday 27 July – Hope 103.2

State Emergency Service Has Conducted More Than 20 Flood Rescues – In The News Monday 27 July

By Jefferson ShawMonday 27 Jul 2020

The organisers of an anti-racism protest planned for Sydney will this morning appeal a court decision to block the rally.

The Supreme Court has ruled it should not go ahead tomorrow, saying the risk of COVID-19 infection is too high.

A coronavirus alert has been issued for a second Thai Rock restaurant.

Health officials are ordering anyone who visited Thai Rock in Potts Point between the 15-25 July to get tested, and self-isolate for a fortnight.

The State Emergency Service has conducted more than 20 flood rescues, mostly in the Hunter and the Central Coast, as heavy rain lashes the east coast.

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A severe weather warning for heavy rain, damaging winds and surf extends from Gosford down to the Victorian border.

Police are working with universities and Chinese authorities, to crack down on a “virtual kidnapping” scam.

The scheme involves convincing foreign students here, to pretend they’ve been taken and extort their families overseas.

Police are aware of at least eight instances this year, including one that netted $2 million.

Stamp duty for first-time home buyers in New South Wales will be temporarily scrapped from next month.

It will also be heavily discounted for homes priced up to $1 million in the year-long initiative.

And a severe weather warning for the state’s coast is in place for damaging southerly winds and powerful surf.

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