COVID-19 Restrictions Ease Including on Congregation Singing in Churches [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

COVID-19 Restrictions Ease Including on Congregation Singing in Churches [Headlines]

Singing is now permitted in churches, the cap on funerals and weddings has been lifted, as well as wearing masks on public transport.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 29 Mar 2021News

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

Commuters catching public transport this morning don’t have to wear a mask as most of the last COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

Singing is now permitted in churches, the 300 person cap on funerals and weddings has been lifted, and the number of people now allowed to visit a home has increased to a hundred.

New South Wales Health is contacting more than 20,000 people who have been in Queensland recently, in the wake of new COVID cases in Brisbane.

Nine people deemed close contacts have been identified so far and are now in isolation.

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Climate change Protesters have blocked a major intersection in Sydney’s CBD.

The extinction rebellion protesters have chained themselves to barrels at the intersection of George and Bathurst streets.

One woman who glued herself to the road has been arrested.

Christian charity Open Doors is calling the worldwide church to pray for those caught up in a bombing at a church in the Indonesian province of Sulawesi.

At least 14 people were injured – several severely – when two suicide bombers blew up a device outside a packed Catholic church.

Flood evacuation warnings have now been lifted for the Hawkesbury River at South Windsor and Wilberforce.

The SES is working through the process of assessing the damage in Penrith, Hills and Hawkesbury areas.

A woman is under police guard in hospital after a man was stabbed to death in Sydney’s south-west yesterday.

The 49-year-old had suffered a stab wound at a home in Bankstown.

The corruption watchdog will today begin public hearings into the property dealings of New South Wales politician John Sidoti.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is looking to allegations that Mr Sidoti improperly used his influence as an MP to impact development controls on land he’s connected to in Five Dock.