Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
The NSW health minister says the Government will listen to the health advice and take its time, when deciding to ease COVID restrictions.
No new cases of community transmission were announced in New South Wales yesterday.
And the health minister has indicated today’s figures also look good.
World Health Organization officials investigating the origins of COVID-19 admit it’s going to be a lengthy process.
A team of experts has touched down in Wuhan, China, and will spend a fortnight in quarantine before beginning their work.
A colony of ancient trees will be given special status by the NSW Government, to ensure they remain protected.
The State Government has declared the Wollemi Pines in the Blue Mountains “an asset of international significance”, requiring officials to create a long-term plan to protect the trees.
A second Freshwater class ferry has been saved.
The NSW Government has reversed a decision to scrap the ferry – instead, two will continue to operate between Circular Quay and Manly on weekends and public holidays.
Five-time Australian Open tennis finalist Andy Murray and American Madison Keys have both failed to board their flights to Melbourne for this year’s tournament after testing positive to COVID-19.
Australia is preparing to take on India in the fourth and deciding cricket Test at the Gabba, starting today.
Marcus Harris has been called into the side, after Will Pucovski was ruled out due to a shoulder injury.
And the World’s Meteorological Organization says last year was one of the three warmest years on record.
The other two also fell within the past decade.
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