Victoria in 7-Day Lockdown Attempting to Contain Aggressive COVID-19 Strain Outbreak [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Victoria in 7-Day Lockdown Attempting to Contain Aggressive COVID-19 Strain Outbreak [Headlines]

The NSW border remains open but anyone arriving from Victoria needs to isolate for seven days, in line with the lockdown rules.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 28 May 2021News

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

All of Victoria is now in lockdown as the State tries to contain an outbreak of an aggressive strain of COVID-19.

People can only leave their homes for five reasons, including to shop or get vaccinated.

The NSW border remains open but anyone arriving from Victoria needs to isolate for seven days, in line with the lockdown rules.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said 99 per cent of aged care homes across the country should have received COVID vaccines by the end of today.

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A NSW Parliamentary inquiry will examine the spike in mobile speed camera fines since warning signs were removed.

The Transport Minister said modelling shows that getting rid of warnings would save dozens of lives every year.

A man is in a critical condition after being hit by a car while with friends driving in a convoy in Sydney’s south-west.

A 17-year-old driver is assisting police with their inquiries.

Rock fishers are being warned to avoid the coast today and tomorrow due to hazardous surf conditions.

The weather bureau has issued a warning for abnormally high tides and damaging surf.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has agreed to investigate alleged crimes committed during the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas militants.

More than 250 people were killed, mostly in Gaza.

Astronomers have created the largest map of the Universe’s so-called dark matter.

They hope it will help answer questions about what the Universe is made of and how it has evolved.