Additional Lockdown Restrictions Now In Force For Sydney Hotspot Areas [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Additional Lockdown Restrictions Now In Force For Sydney Hotspot Areas [Headlines]

Hardware stores, office supply stores and other retail premises must close in those 12 local government areas except for click-and-collect.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 23 Aug 2021News

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Millions of residents in Greater Sydney hotspot suburbs are now subject to a night-time COVID-19 curfew.

Hardware stores, office supply stores and other retail premises must close in those 12 local government areas except for click-and-collect.

And, everyone in the State needs to wear a mask outside, unless exercising.

Thirty people from multiple Local Government Areas of concern, have been fined after gathering at a church in Blacktown last night.

About 60 people, including children, were caught at the church in breach of Public Health Orders.

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Close to 500 children and teenagers have tested positive to COVID-19 over the past two days.

The NSW Government is finalising its plans for what school will look like for the rest of the year.

Public transport will be running close to the weekend timetable, to manage the effects of workers being told to isolate.

In Afghanistan, the Taliban says hundreds of its fighters are heading for a Valley, north of Kabul, because local leaders are refusing to hand it over peacefully.

United Nations agencies have warned world leaders that Afghanistan is facing an absolute catastrophe, unless there is an urgent humanitarian effort.

US President Joe Biden said discussions are going on about whether to extend the August 31 deadline for getting Americans, and Afghans who helped them, out of Afghanistan.

New South Wales has topped the list when it comes to policy settings promoting the use of electric vehicles.

Data shows the number of electric cars sold in the first six months of this year is higher than the total for all of 2020.