Health Officials Investigating How Overseas Traveller Contracted COVID-19 [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Health Officials Investigating How Overseas Traveller Contracted COVID-19 [Headlines]

The traveller returned to Sydney on the same flight from Doha as an infected couple. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 16 Jun 2021News

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

Health officials are investigating how an overseas traveller contracted COVID-19.

The traveller returned to Sydney on the same flight from Doha as an infected couple and stayed in an adjacent room in hotel quarantine.

Victoria has recorded three new COVID-19 cases linked to current outbreaks in the state.

The Federal government’s new Agricultural Visa will be extended to ASEAN countries first.

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The dedicated agriculture visa aims to ensure farmers that are crying out for more help have enough access to seasonal workers.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reached a trade deal with his British counterpart Boris Johnson.

It will make travelling and working between the two countries easier and open up new markets for Australian and British producers.

Mr Morrison is now in Paris after finalising the British trade deal.

He has met with Emmanuel Macron to discuss a range of issues, including the submarine contract.

A record winter crop is being forecast.

Australia’s farm production is expected to surge past $66 billion, with a bumper crop pushing forecasts $400 million higher than expected.

A record number of elective surgeries have been performed in New South Wales.

That’s according to the latest data from the Bureau of Health Information.

Meanwhile, more life-threatening emergencies are putting pressure on the health system.

Australia’s film industry is in line for a boost, with Russel Crowe expected to unveil plans for a film studio on NSW’s North Coast.

The State Government won’t fund the proposal to establish a filming location in Coffs Harbour, but could help fast-track planning approvals.