Sydney Port Workers Undergoing COVID Tests After Crew Members Tested Positive [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Sydney Port Workers Undergoing COVID Tests After Crew Members Tested Positive [Headlines]

Fifteen Sydney port workers have been tested for COVID after boarding a ship with crew members who have since tested positive. And more top stories.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 23 Apr 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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

Fifteen Sydney port workers have been tested for COVID after boarding a ship with crew members who have since tested positive.

Six of the Australian dock workers have returned negative results – the others are expected to hear their results today.

In India, the COVID-19 situation is becoming increasingly dire.

Six hospitals in the capital Delhi have run out of oxygen and 99 per cent of all intensive care beds are full.

Australia is reducing flights from India while Canada has now banned all flights from India and Pakistan.

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The Federal Government has announced $100 million to protect marine life and coastal ecosystems.

The money will help scientists monitor carbon storage.

The Prime Minister has not set any new targets for reducing carbon emissions during an address to a global climate change summit.

Scott Morrison said Australia is on a “pathway” to net zero emissions, with a focus on new technology.

Bingo waste management centre at Eastern Creek, in Sydney’s west, has been given a clean-up order as environment officials investigate a stench in the area.

Residents in Minchinbury have been raising concerns about the odour for weeks, with some saying it’s keeping them awake at night.

Rescue teams in Indonesia have detected an object about 50m to 100m under water as they search for a missing submarine with 53 crew on board.

Time is running out – military authorities said there’s enough oxygen on the sub to last until tomorrow.

Federal MP George Christensen has confirmed he won’t contest the next election.

The Member for Dawson in Queensland says he’s lost faith in the political system, singling out in-action on issues like enshrining religious liberty, protecting the unborn and ensuring freedom of speech.