NSW Health Minister and Top Doctor to Give Evidence at Parliamentary Inquiry Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

NSW Health Minister and Top Doctor to Give Evidence at Parliamentary Inquiry Today [Headlines]

Brad Hazzard and Doctor Kerry Chant will be asked why lockdown wasn't ordered for the Eastern Suburbs at the start of the outbreak in June.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 10 Aug 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

The NSW Health Minister and the State’s top doctor have been called to give evidence today to an inquiry into the State Government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brad Hazzard and Doctor Kerry Chant will be asked why lockdown wasn’t ordered for the Eastern Suburbs at the start of the outbreak in June, and the future of restrictions.

More than 80 per cent of NSW’s population is now in lockdown as it struggles to stop the spread of the Delta COVID-19 strain.

Stay-at-home orders now apply to Tamworth, The Byron Shire, Ballina, Lismore and the Richmond Valley in the State’s north.

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