Slight Easing of NSW COVID Restrictions Come in Effect Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Slight Easing of NSW COVID Restrictions Come in Effect Today [Headlines]

There's now no time limit on outdoor exercise for people in "local government areas of concern". And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 3 Sep 2021News

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

A slight easing of some COVID restrictions has come into effect today as vaccination rates continue to rise across NSW.

There’s now no time limit on outdoor exercise for people in “local government areas of concern”.

Small weddings can also take place but are limited to 11 people made up of the wedding party plus five guests.

Several schools are closed today because of COVID-19.

Wiley Park Public School in Sydney’s south-west, Hampden Park Public School in Lakemba and Werrington Park School in the west are being deep cleaned.

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National Cabinet will discuss the strength of Australia’s health system today as state and territory leaders consider the safest way to re-open.

Five people have been charged over a brawl in Sydney’s west earlier this week.

An 18-year-old man died after being stabbed during the fight in Blacktown on Wednesday night.

A state of emergency has been declared in New York, after the remnants of Hurricane Ida triggered deadly flooding.

More than 40 people have been killed.

Young victims of domestic violence are three times more likely to suffer financial hardship.

A study completed in 2019 has found poverty acted as a barrier to women leaving violent relationships.

The US space agency’s Perseverance rover appears to have retrieved a rock sample on Mars – during its second attempt.

An attempt last month saw the sample crumble to dust.