Premier Downplaying Suggestions Sydney's Lockdown Could Run Until September [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Premier Downplaying Suggestions Sydney’s Lockdown Could Run Until September [Headlines]

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said they're considering the situation day-to-day. Also, Sydney's latest mass vaccination centre is now open at Macquarie Fields.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 26 Jul 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is downplaying suggestions Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown could run until mid-September.

Stay-at-home orders are due to expire on Friday night but are likely to be extended following record case numbers over the weekend.

Ms Berejiklian said they’re considering the situation day-to-day.

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Sydney’s latest mass vaccination centre is now open at Macquarie Fields.

It’s the third vaccine hub to start operating in the past seven days, after centres opened in the CBD and near Newcastle last Monday.

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The Police Commissioner said the Strike Force investigating the anti-lockdown protest over the weekend is the biggest since the Cronulla riots.

There were 63 people arrested, and about 90 have been fined, so far.

Asylum seekers will have access to a $6 million funding boost aimed at supporting them through the pandemic.

A person has died in a unit fire in Newcastle this morning.

Fire crews found several units well alight at the Stockton complex.

A manhunt is underway after a man was killed in a caravan park on the south coast.

The 49-year-old was found stabbed in a cabin at Sanctuary Point last night.

At the Tokyo Olympics:

The stage is set for Australian Ariane Titmus to swim against her great American rival Katie Ledecky in the final of the women’s 400 freestyle.

Kaylee McKeown launched her 100 backstroke campaign in style – setting a new Olympic record.

Our men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay team has made the final.