Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce tested positive for COVID-19 while visiting Washington DC.
Mr Joyce said he had been experiencing mild symptoms and chose to get tested.
He is now isolating.
A pub trivia night in Sydney’s inner west is the latest venue linked to a COVID outbreak.
45 people tested positive after attending the Oxford Tavern in Petersham on November 30.
Anybody that was there at that time is considered a close contact, and should get tested and self-isolate immediately.
The World Health Organisation said the emergence and spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus could have a major impact on the pandemic.
The WHO is warning governments around the globe to accelerate their vaccination campaigns and reassess COVID plans.
Takeaway alcohol from restaurants is here to stay, as the state government moved to lock in some changes introduced during the pandemic.
Relaxed rules around food trucks and allowing commercial kitchens to operate for takeaway and delivery only, will be made permanent.
Wet weather has continued around New South Wales, with heavy falls adding to already swollen rivers.
Some areas predicted to receive their monthly average rainfall before the end of the week.
A flood warning had been issued for the upper Hunter, with moderate flooding expected at Scone and Muswellbrook.
A 75-year-old woman was killed after her vehicle swept into flood waters west of Brisbane.
A critical incident investigation is underway after a serious trailbike crash in Auburn Sydney’s west early this morning.
Two people have been seriously injured after crashing into a taxi following an earlier police chase.
Feature image: Barnaby Joyce Facebook