Federal Health Officials Say NSW Could Reach 70 Per Cent Vaccination in Five Weeks [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Federal Health Officials Say NSW Could Reach 70 Per Cent Vaccination in Five Weeks [Headlines]

Also, members of the Australian Defence Force will support New South Wales Police from today in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 2 Aug 2021News

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Members of the Australian Defence Force will support New South Wales Police from today in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The operation will be centred on ensuring stay-at-home and self-isolation orders are observed, as well as providing welfare checks.

Public transport is now back to operating on a standard weekday schedule, after services were slashed earlier in the lockdown.

People are being reminded that they must wear a mask.

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The construction industry says large projects will remain at a standstill, despite the return of some work.

No workers from the “hotspot” local government areas can travel to work sites and there’s no construction in those suburbs.

Dozens of additional venues have been listed at COVID exposure sites.

They include The Meat Mart in Campsie, Fully Tabooly Kebab Show in Pemulwuy and An Phat Supermarket in Canley Heights.

Suburbs impacted are spreading further across Sydney, with venues in Eastwood, Gladesville, Marrickville, and multiple businesses at the Macquarie Shopping Centre in the north exposed to the virus last week.

Strathfield South Public School in Sydney’s inner-west is closed today after a member of the school community tested positive to COVID-19.

Australian cricketing great Shane Warne has tested positive to COVID-19 while coaching an English team in London.

Federal health officials say New South Wales could reach the target of 70 per cent vaccination coverage in as little as five weeks.

Farmers are being reminded rebates are available to help cover the cost of zinc phosphide mouse baits.

Efforts are underway to prevent a spring surge of mice in western parts of the state.

New research by the Salvation Army shows Australia’s homeless die at an average age of just 50.

It found a third of premature deaths are preventable, as the result of treatable illness.

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is under police protection in Japan after refusing an order to fly home early from the Olympics for criticising her coaches.

Italy’s Lamont Jacobs is the fastest man on earth, winning the 100m final in 9.8 seconds.

Peter Bol is the first Australian to reach the 800m final at an Olympics since Ralph Doubell won gold at Mexico City in 1968.

And, Australia’s women’s beach volleyball team is through to the quarterfinals.