Greater Sydney COVID Outbreak Expected to Pass 1000 Cases Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Greater Sydney COVID Outbreak Expected to Pass 1000 Cases Today [Headlines]

A specialist who worked at Liverpool and Campbelltown hospitals has tested positive while three paramedics and a cleaner at an aged care home have also contracted the virus.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 16 Jul 2021News

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

The COVID outbreak in Greater Sydney is expected to pass a total of 1000 cases today.

The virus has infected several people within the health system.

A specialist who worked at Liverpool and Campbelltown hospitals has tested positive.

Three paramedics and a cleaner at an aged care home have also contracted the virus.

Cleaners at Westmead Hospital are refusing to clean the COVID ward, claiming they’ve been denied access to appropriate protective equipment.

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