Byron Bay Planning To Go Ahead With Annual Blues Festival Despite COVID-19 Concerns [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Byron Bay Planning To Go Ahead With Annual Blues Festival Despite COVID-19 Concerns [Headlines]

Byron Bay residents are on high alert as thousands queue to get tested for the virus. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 31 Mar 2021News

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

Byron Bay is pressing ahead with plans for its annual Blues Festival – despite several people with COVID-19 having visited the town last weekend.

Residents are on high alert as thousands queue to get tested for the virus.

The Australian Government has joined with a host of countries raising concerns about a World Health Organization study investigating the origins of COVID-19.

They say investigators who went to China didn’t have access to all the data and are calling for transparent analysis, free from interference.

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An off-duty police officer has been left battered and bruised, after being assaulted during an arrest in Sydney’s east last night.

A 34-year-old woman has been charged and is due in court today.

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