NSW Premier to Deliver Long-Awaited COVID-19 Recovery Road Map Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

NSW Premier to Deliver Long-Awaited COVID-19 Recovery Road Map Today [Headlines]

October 18 has been signed off as the date when those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be given freedom. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 9 Sep 2021News

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

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will deliver the long-awaited COVID-19 recovery road map today, outlining the first freedoms that will be granted when the State reaches its 70 per cent double dose vaccination target.

Crisis Cabinet met late into the night, last night.

October 18 has been signed off as the date when those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be given freedoms – allowed back into venues including shops and restaurants.

Rules for places of worship, weddings and sporting events are also expected.

About 100 people have been caught trying to attend a funeral in Sydney’s west.

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Police and staff at Rookwood cemetery received a tip off, and yesterday turned away all but the 10 designated attendees.

The World Health Organisation has called for a pause on vaccine booster shots.

The Health body wants wealthier countries to distribute doses to other countries with low vaccines supplies before injecting booster shots.

One of Sydney’s most infamous criminals, Arthur “Neddy” Smith, is being remembered as a “violent, standover man” after his death in jail.

The 76-year-old convicted killer died in Long Bay prison hospital yesterday.

New research by Monash University shows smoke pollution from bushfires is killing almost 500 Australians a year.

Respiratory illness, heart attacks and a range of other cardiovascular conditions are claiming lives up to 1000km from fire grounds through unseen pollution.

Afghanistan’s peak humanitarian body is pleading with the international community not to abandon the country.

There are 18 million Afghans in need of assistance due to severe drought, poverty and conflict.

We’re being urged to have open and honest check-ins with loved ones about their mental health.

The theme for this year’s R U OK Day is “are they REALLY OK?” focusing on the benefits of offering consistent, genuine support.