Federal Health Officials Considering Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines For Aged Care Staff [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Federal Health Officials Considering Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines For Aged Care Staff [Headlines]

Also, the Federal Government is defending its decision to relax rules allowing aged care staff to work at more than one facility, and other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 1 Jun 2021News

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Federal health officials said they will consider whether COVID-19 vaccines should be mandatory for all aged care staff, in the wake of Victoria’s latest outbreak.

Victoria has recorded three new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday’s update.

The Federal Government is defending its decision to relax rules allowing aged care staff to work at more than one facility.

The Government quietly scrapped the requirement last November, saying at the time, there was no transmission.

An aged care worker who’s tested positive for COVID-19 in Victoria, worked at two nursing homes.

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Drivers north of Sydney are facing major delays this morning after a truck crash on the M1 Pacific.

A truck driver escaped his burning vehicle unharmed but two road workers were injured.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new naming system for COVID-19 variants to remove stigma and make discussions easier.

WHO will use Greek letters.

The UK variant, for example, will be referred to as Alpha, while the Indian variant will be labelled Delta.

Global economic output this year is expected to nudge higher than earlier forecasts.

But there’s a warning that it won’t be shared evenly.

The OECD has upgrade its view for Australia, with GDP forecast to grow by 5.1 per cent this year

One of Sydney’s main sewage treatment plants will soon be supplying raw biogas to the city’s gas networks.

The NSW Government said the new Malabar Biomethane Injection project will help companies meet emissions targets.

It replaces natural gas, with renewable gas produced from wastewater, garden and food waste.

A new study study shows people who are overweight and consume alcohol are at a higher risk of liver disease and dying early.