Australian Open In Doubt After Hotel Quarantine Worker Tests Positive [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Australian Open In Doubt After Hotel Quarantine Worker Tests Positive [Headlines]

Up to 600 players and support staff now need to isolate again until they test negative. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 4 Feb 2021News

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

The Australian Open tennis, and the lead-up tournaments are in doubt, after a man who was working in hotel quarantine in Melbourne tested positive for coronavirus.

Up to 600 players and support staff now need to isolate again until they test negative, and matches in Melbourne today have been cancelled.

Early results show the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine could help prevent the virus being transmitted.

The findings, which are yet to be peer reviewed, also show that spacing the doses out by up to three months can improve effectiveness.

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The Opposition has asked Facebook to monitor Craig Kelly’s social media activity, after posting information undermining the COVID response.

The Liberal backbencher is under pressure to take down material, which expressed doubt over the vaccine process and promotes unproven treatments.

Small businesses affected by December’s COVID lockdown on Sydney’s Northern Beaches are being thrown a financial lifeline, with grants worth up to $5000 available from NSW Government.

A four-car crash in the Harbour Tunnel is causing traffic headaches for anyone heading into the city from the north.

The crash has been cleared and the tunnel re-opened, but traffic is banked up for about 8kms.

Police are praising the actions of a truck driver who helped rescue a woman, trapped in the boot of a car south of Sydney yesterday.

Two women have been charged.

The first series of guidelines for the Tokyo Olympics in July have been released.

Athletes won’t be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Supporters will be told to only clap – not to cheer or shout.