Police Minister Believes Record COVID-19 Numbers are Direct Result of Anti-Lockdown Protest [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Police Minister Believes Record COVID-19 Numbers are Direct Result of Anti-Lockdown Protest [Headlines]

A record 356 locally acquired COVID-19 cases were recorded yesterday, with at least 97 of those in the community while infectious.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 11 Aug 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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NSW Police Minister David Elliott said he believes the record high numbers of COVID-19 infections are a direct result of last month’s anti-lockdown protest in the city.

A record 356 locally acquired COVID-19 cases were recorded yesterday, with at least 97 of those in the community while infectious.

Construction workers from Sydney’s hotspot local government areas can go back to work today if they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Those who’ve had two shots are free to work and there are conditions for those who have had one dose.

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A woman has been assaulted while working at a COVID-19 testing site in Dundas in Sydney’s north-west.

Police say the woman was punched, verbally abused and had her mask dislodged on Monday afternoon, by a man who was not wearing a mask.

There are major disruptions to bus services in the inner-west after two bus drivers are confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.

19 routes have been cancelled until at least tomorrow.

Outspoken Queensland MP George Christensen said he has no regrets over comments he’s made – calling for an end to mask mandates and lockdowns.

The comments have been condemned by his own party and the Opposition.

A man is due in court today, charged over a fire in a supermarket loading dock in inner Sydney earlier this week.

Firefighters rescued two people in a unit above the store at Annandale early on Monday morning.

Rescue crews are trying to free a whale trapped in nets off a southern Gold Coast beach.

Beachgoers spotted the whale this morning off Snapper Rocks at Coolangatta.

Taliban fighters have seized two more cities.

The Islamist militants have now claimed eight regional capitals in the past week.