First Flights in the Air as AUS–NZ Travel Bubble Officially Begins [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

First Flights in the Air as AUS–NZ Travel Bubble Officially Begins [Headlines]

Passengers are now allowed to fly both ways between Australia and New Zealand without having to quarantine. And more top stories.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 19 Apr 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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The first flights are in the air, as the Australia–New Zealand travel bubble officially begins.

Passengers are now allowed to fly both ways without having to quarantine.

Masks are still recommended on Sydney’s busy peak hour public transport services, as passenger caps are increased.

From today, trains, buses, light rail and ferries can operate at 75 per cent capacity – allowing commuters to sit next to each other.

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Mass vaccination centres, state distribution plans and the latest advice on the AstraZeneca formula will be among the issues addressed by National Cabinet.

State and federal leaders will meet this morning as they return to more regular discussions to get the vaccine rollout back on track.

Hundreds are expected to pack Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral this morning for the funeral of Cardinal Edward Cassidy.

The cardinal, who was one of Australia’s most senior Vatican officials, died last week at the age of 96.

Police are searching for two people, believed to be injured, after a police pursuit in Homebush, in Sydney’s inner west early this morning.

The car they were driving crashed and flipped near the entrance to the WestConnex.

The safety of UberEats riders will come under the spotlight today at a NSW Government inquiry into the gig economy.

SafeWork New South Wales says UberEats reported 74 serious incidents – including three deaths – involving its delivery riders last year.

Drivers are being reminded school zones are back in force today.

While most students don’t return until tomorrow, school holidays have officially come to an end.