Health Alerts Issued for 16 NSW Locations Including Peak-Hour Bondi Junction Bus [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Health Alerts Issued for 16 NSW Locations Including Peak-Hour Bondi Junction Bus [Headlines]

COVID testing clinics are operating extended hours after two people from Sydney's eastern suburbs returned positive results.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 17 Jun 2021News

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COVID testing clinics are operating extended hours after two people from Sydney’s eastern suburbs returned positive results.

Health alerts have been issued for 16 locations including a peak-hour bus between Bondi Junction and North Sydney on Tuesday afternoon.

A group representing doctors is warning New South Wales is falling behind when it comes to over 50s getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Royal Australian College of GPs said while most people are doing the right thing, some people are shopping around to try and get the Pfizer jab despite not being eligible.

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Attorney General Michaelia Cash is expected to bring a new-look Religious Discrimination Bill to parliament by the end of the year.

The contentious bill was shelved during the pandemic.

Religious leaders are calling for major changes to the Bill, including broadening the definition of faith-based institutions.

Police are appealing for witnesses after two homes were damaged by molotov cocktails in Minchinbury and Kellyville Ridge last night.

A man and a boy have been treated for smoke inhalation.

About 18,000 new homes could be built in Sydney’s south-west under a plan to fast-track rezoning.

New properties reportedly will be built in Glenfield, Lowes Creek Maryland and Leppington.

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have held their first face-to-face meetings at an historic summit in Geneva.

Both countries said they will begin consultations on cybersecurity, and US and Russian ambassadors will return to their diplomatic posts.

The international charity Oxfam said it has dismissed three members of staff as a result of an independent investigation into allegations of abuses of power in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The charity has apologised.