Government Says AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe Despite European Countries Suspending Rollout [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Government Says AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe Despite European Countries Suspending Rollout [Headlines]

The Australian Government says the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and the rollout will continue. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 16 Mar 2021News

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

The Australian Government says the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and the rollout will continue.

Spain, Germany, France and Italy are the latest European countries to suspend their use of the vaccine over concerns of blood clots.

The Federal treasurer says the states must keep borders open in a bid to help the economy.

Josh Frydenberg says another $12 billion in tax cuts will be introduced over the next seven months, after the JobKeeper payments end.

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New South Wales has recorded no new cases of coronavirus after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive to coronavirus.

Health Authorities have updated the list of venues that were visited by the security guard.

Anyone at the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre last Wednesday afternoon and the Coles Hurstville on Saturday morning is being urged to look out for symptoms.

The Federal Government says it’s deeply worried about the COVID situation in Papua New Guinea.

PNG’s Prime Minister is warning his nation is approaching an infection rate of about one in three or four people.

Clubs are fast-tracking trials of digital wallets for poker machines, amid a push for a cashless gambling card.

The wallets, which would not be compulsory, could allow for personal spending limits and for large payouts to be quarantined.

At least five more people have been killed after police and soldiers again opened fire on protesters in Myanmar.

Martial law has been imposed across parts of Yangon.

The Vatican says the Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions.

The office responsible for doctrine says it’s “impossible for God to bless sin”.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced Sydney’s third city, based around the new airport will be named Bradfield.

It’s in honour of John Bradfield – the engineer credited with shaping much of Sydney, including the Harbour Bridge.