Second Sydney Nurse Reportedly Tested Positive to COVID-19 [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

Second Sydney Nurse Reportedly Tested Positive to COVID-19 [Headlines]

Royal North Shore Hospital wards are in lockdown. Also, medicines regulator said young Australians shouldn't be getting AstraZeneca vaccine at this stage, and other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 1 Jul 2021NewsReading Time: 1 minute

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A second Sydney nurse has reportedly  tested positive to COVID-19, after a student nurse tested positive for the virus yesterday.

Four wards of Royal North Shore Hospital are in lockdown.

The medicines regulator said, at this stage, young Australians shouldn’t be getting the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.

The Prime Minister says people aged under 40 can be given the shot, after speaking with their GP.

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Five people have been charged following an investigation into the supply of the drug “ice” and prescription medications across Sydney.

The start of the new financial year means a range of changes.

The cost of using Sydney motorways has risen between 0.4 and 1 per cent.

While superannuation contributions have increased half a percent to 10 per cent.

A permanent firearms amnesty is being launched around the country to get guns off the street.

All Sydney ferry services have resumed after being stopped early this morning due to heavy fog.

Drivers are also being warned to take care with reduced visibility on the roads.

In the United States, comedian Bill Cosby has been freed from prison after his sexual assault conviction was overturned.

Former US Defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who was a key architect of the Iraq War, has died at the age of 88.

Four more Australians, including Nick Kyrgios, have booked places in the second round at Wimbledon.