For the first time in three weeks, someone in the NSW community has COVID-19.
The overseas traveller tested positive two days after leaving hotel quarantine.
Health alerts have been issued for 11 venues in Wollongong and Sydney’s south-east.
A second hotel quarantine worker has tested positive to COVID-19 in Melbourne.
More than 400 defence personnel are being sent to Melbourne to help with hotel quarantine.
Scientists in the UK say the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine offers minimal protection against mild disease from the South African variant of COVID-19.
Early trials suggest the vaccine should still protect against severe disease.
Developers say they’re likely to have a modified vaccine to combat they South African variant in about six months.
A home in Ashcroft in Sydney’s west has been damaged by a fire.
Police are investigating the cause, with early indications that it could have been lit by intruders.
The Deputy Premier will become the first Government Minister to appear before the inquiry into allegations a council grants scheme was rorted.
More than 90 per cent of the $250 million went to local councils in Coalition seats.
Nine Australians will take to the courts at Melbourne Park today – with the Australia Open Tennis getting underway.
Nick Kyrgios, John Millman, Ajla Tomljanovic and Bernard Tomic are among those in action.