Parts of NSW Central West Sent Into Snap 7-Day Lockdown [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Parts of NSW Central West Sent Into Snap 7-Day Lockdown [Headlines]

Residents in the Orange, Blayney, and Cabonne Shire Council areas are only allowed to leave home for essential reasons. And other top news.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 21 Jul 2021News

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

Parts of the NSW’s Central West have been sent into lockdown, after a delivery driver from Sydney spread COVID-19 to a local factory worker.

Residents in the Orange, Blayney, and Cabonne Shire Council areas are only allowed to leave home for essential reasons for the next seven days.

A dozen new COVID alerts have been issued for venues in Sydney,

People are being urged to check if they’ve been to the exposure sites in Belrose, Chester Hill, Greenacre, St Peters or Merrylands.

Full details are on the New South Wales Health website.

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From today, employers can now be fined if they force staff into the office, when they’re able to work from home.

They face fines of up to $10,000.

People trying to access lockdown support payments have been hit with more technical issues.

Some users are now saying they are experiencing glitches while trying to link MyGov and Centrelink accounts to receive federal help.

Two men have been charged over a stabbing at a shopping centre in Sydney’s south-west.

Police found a 37-year-old man with stab wounds after being called to reports of a brawl at Bass Hill.

The area of land open to gas exploration will be reduced by 77 per cent, as the NSW Government scraps some expired licenses.

A report has found many Aboriginal patients feel they’re being treated with less respect than their non-Aboriginal counterparts in public hospitals.

US billionaire Jeff Bezos has successfully completed his trip to the edge of space.

They had several minutes of weightlessness during the journey

Australia’s campaign at the Tokyo Olympics gets underway this morning – with the women’s softball side playing Japan.