100 Residents in Blacktown Unit Block Locked Down After Multiple COVID Cases [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

100 Residents in Blacktown Unit Block Locked Down After Multiple COVID Cases [Headlines]

More than 100 residents at a unit block in Blacktown are under police guard after multiple COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the building.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 27 Jul 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

More than 100 residents at a unit block in Blacktown are in lockdown after multiple COVID cases in the building.

Police will be guarding the building for the next two weeks.

Four new walk-in clinics are being set up in western Sydney, offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to those aged over 40.

The first centre is opening at Greystanes this morning, followed by Merrylands, Pemulwuy and Guildford.

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New alerts have been issued for multiple venues.

Anyone who was at Campsie Centre shopping mall between July 14–24 needs to get tested and isolate for two weeks.

The head of Sydney Catholic Schools has called for HSC exams to be scrapped and based on school assessments instead.

Tony Farley said remote learning is disadvantaging the city’s worst-off students.

Data shows Chinese students are still keen to study in Australia, despite the ongoing tensions between Canberra and Beijing.

One of the nation’s biggest banks is predicting Sydney house prices could surge by more than 20 per cent this year.

A National Australia Bank report predicts growth will slow next year, as buyers hit an affordability ceiling.

President Joe Biden has confirmed US combat forces will leave Iraq by the end of the year.

But troops will continue to train and advise the Iraqi military.

The start of day four at the Olympics has been delayed by a tropical storm in Tokyo.

The women’s triathlon is now underway with three Australians competing for a medal.

The men’s surfing quarter finals have also begun in wild conditions.

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