Investigations Underway Into Spread of COVID-19 at Liverpool Hospital [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Investigations Underway Into Spread of COVID-19 at Liverpool Hospital [Headlines]

In the past week, 24 patients and five staff across six wards have tested positive to the virus. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 23 Sep 2021News

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

Investigations are underway into the spread of COVID-19 at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney’s south-west.

In the past week, 24 patients and five staff across six wards have tested positive to the virus.

Tens of thousands of retired Health staff are being called in to bolster the hospital workforce, which is under pressure amid surging COVID cases.

An annual ceremony at Coogee to mark the Bali bombings will be given an exemption to go ahead as planned next month, even if NSW doesn’t reach vaccination targets.

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The Federal Government is giving some hope for travellers.

Trade Minister Dan Tehan said outbound travel will be the first restriction to ease when national vaccination rates hit 80 per cent.

He said the Government is considering what arrangements will be in place for inbound travel into Australia.

Unions say vaccines and other emergency deliveries will still go ahead, as StarTrack drivers strike for 24 hours.

Regulators in the United States plan to authorise a third booster dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for people over the age of 65.

The Prime Minister is touting the “overwhelming support” for the new deal with the US and Britain for Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines.

Scott Morrison has met with US officials on Capitol Hill.

Mr Morrison also said he’s tried to reach out to Emmanuel Macron, but the French president didn’t answer his call.

Britain’s Prime Minster Boris Johnson has dismissed French anger over the deal.