Two Teens on Northern Beaches Diagnosed with Meningococcal in Past Two Weeks [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Two Teens on Northern Beaches Diagnosed with Meningococcal in Past Two Weeks [Headlines]

The cases have sparked concerns about a possible outbreak in the Manly area and people are being urged to look out for symptoms.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 27 May 2021News

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

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is asking Victorians to “do the right thing” amid reports many are fleeing the State because of fears that Melbourne will be put into lockdown.

With Victoria’s COVID-19 cluster growing, authorities are considering tough measures to curb the spread.

Testing capacity is being boosted in the NSW border town of Tooleybuc.

Members of a sporting club travelled to an event in Victoria last weekend, where there was someone infected with COVID-19.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne has backed the US President’s call for a fresh investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Joe Biden has given US intelligence agencies 90 days to find more information about whether the virus came from animals or a lab accident.

Two teenagers on the Northern Beaches have been diagnosed with meningococcal in the past two weeks, sparking concerns about a possible outbreak in the Manly area.

People are being urged to look out for symptoms, which include a red-purple rash, fever and joint pain.

A petition has reached the 20,000 signatures required to trigger a debate about consent and sex education in New South Wales schools.

Overseas

More than 100 people are missing and feared dead after a boat sank in Nigeria’s north.

Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 22 civilians in an overnight raid on villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

A Dutch court has ruled that the oil giant Shell must drastically cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

The landmark ruling could pave the way for legal action against energy firms around the world.

In sport

Villarreal has won the Europa League with an extraordinary 11-10 penalty shootout victory over Manchester United.

The outcome came down to a sudden-death contest between the goalkeepers, after the game ended 1-All.