By Hope NewsroomWednesday 6 Jan 2021
Today’s headlines from the Hope News team
Acting NSW Premier John Barilaro has confirmed the Berala coronavirus cluster in western Sydney has grown overnight
New venues are on high alert after being visited by someone infected with COVID-19.
The Merrylands RSL Club, an Indian restaurant in Parramatta and the Ollie Webb Cricket Ground were all exposed at various times on Monday 28 December.
More testing sites are opening in regional New South Wales, after a teenager linked to the Berala cluster went to Orange, Nyngan and Broken Hill before testing positive to COVID-19.
The State Opposition is pushing for more to be done to ensure crucial health messages get to multicultural communities in Sydney’s west.
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Labor says confusion has led to some people being charged for COVID-19 tests at private clinics, because they didn’t have a Medicare card.
The UK has recorded more than 60,000 coronavirus cases in just 24 hours – its highest daily total since the pandemic began.
1.3 million people in the UK have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
It has been one year since the World Health Organization released its official advice on the COVID-19 outbreak in China.
Johns Hopkins University figures show more than 85 million people around the world have contracted the virus.
1.8 million have died.
Police have arrested a man in the NSW’s central west, over a crash that killed two children and injured two others.
A woman walking with the boys was also critically injured when a car hit them in Wellington yesterday afternoon.
An 18-year-old man will face Penrith Local Court today charged after a 17-year-old boy was critically injured in Sydney’s north-west.
Police allege the man assaulted the boy and stole e-cigarettes, leaving him injured on a Kellyville street on Monday night.
A funeral will be held in Brisbane today for Australia’s oldest woman.
Affectionately known as the Queen of Queensland, Mabel Crosby died last week at the age of 111.