Greater Sydney Residents Expected to be Kept Home for Another Week [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Greater Sydney Residents Expected to be Kept Home for Another Week [Headlines]

The lockdown on millions of people in five regions, which was due to end on Friday, will be extended to the July 16. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 7 Jul 2021News

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

Greater Sydney residents are expected to be kept at home for another week, as the State struggles to contain the Delta COVID variant.

The lockdown on millions of people in five regions, which was due to end on Friday, will be extended to the July 16.

Students are likely to be mostly learning from home, but the children of essential workers will be able to go to school.

New South Wales Health has confirmed coronavirus has spread to customers at the Commonwealth bank branch at Roselands, in Sydney’s south-west.

Other new exposure sites include the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Bexley and Westfield Hurstville.

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Corporate Australia said it can help “supercharge” the vaccine rollout, by distributing large numbers of Pfizer and Moderna doses.

The treasurer and the boss of the COVID-19 Taskforce are meeting with business leaders this morning.

Church-run hospitals and aged care homes would be exempt under a voluntary assisted dying legislation set to be introduced into NSW Parliament next month.

Christian doctors said assisted dying is un-ethical and must be condemned and they’re urging people to sign a petition against the move.

The Foreign Minister is being urged to green-light a visa application for a senior Afghan government official who helped Australian soldiers.

He is one of the hundreds of Afghans seeking protection from advancing Taliban forces, after assisting the coalition.