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CBD cluster climbs to 66

By ALLISON HORE Nine new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Monday, bringing the total number of active cases across the state to 3,937. Of the nine new cases, three are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and five are linked to a known case or cluster. Two of the confirmed cases with known sources were […]

Potts Point school closed for COVID-19 cleaning

By ALLISON HORE St Vincent’s college in Potts Point closed for cleaning on Friday after a student tested positive for COVID-19. The elite Catholic school received confirmation of the positive test just before 9:30pm on Thursday night and announced that the school would be closed to allow for contact tracing and to begin a thorough […]

Keeping The Lights On, Barely

BY ANNIE LEWIS The devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been far-reaching, and the arts sector has ground to a halt in many ways as a result. From the Opera House and Capitol Theatre right through to the Belvoir and Giant Dwarf theatres there have even a plethora of cancelled shows as a cloud […]

Masks “strongly recommended” on public transport

By ALLISON HORE Facial masks on public transport are being “strongly recommended” by the NSW government to reduce community spread of COVID-19. In a press conference on Sunday premier Gladys Berejiklian offered a “strong recommendation” for people to wear a mask in enclosed spaces including on public transport, in supermarkets, places of worship and in public […]

Covid-19 returns to Sydney via Melbourne

By ALEC SMART Victorian health authorities allowed a man who tested positive for coronavirus to leave his quarantine early and travel to Sydney, where he returned to work in a Woolworths supermarket in Balmain. The man, who flew into Melbourne on June 11 after a trip to Bangladesh, was initially ordered to self-isolate in a […]

Herds begin hoarding loo paper again

By ALEC SMART Toilet paper, dried foodstuffs and essential items are being hoarded again across NSW in anticipation of a ‘second wave’ of Covid-19 infections, despite there only being 5 new infections in the state’s population of 7.544 million during the past fortnight. Most of them were overseas travellers returning to Australia who are now […]

The Big Issue with Covid-19

By JOHN MOYLE Even in the pre-Covid hustle and bustle of city life, the one sight that was welcomed and we always had time for was our local The Big Issue vendor. Along with much of our city life, The Big Issue retailer has been missing from the landscape for around three months as more […]

Best Endeavours

by ALEC SMART The voyage of the replica of Captain James Cook’s ship HMB Endeavour, which was scheduled to circumnavigate Australia from March 2020 to mark 250 years since Cook’s April 1770 anchoring in Botany Bay, has been postponed indefinitely. However, many of the nationwide events and displays associated with the cruise will still proceed, […]

BLM rally a difficult but necessary choice

Opinion by JOSEPH O’DONOGHUE Concerns over the health risks caused by the Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday 6 June, were valid. After two months of lockdown, we’re finally beginning to see some thaw. Day-to-day life has been inching back towards normal again. A mass gathering that threatens these valuable gains is surely a risk. […]

Bondi Beach in the wake of COVID-19

By ALLISON HORE Interview with Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos As much of Bondi reopens for business, City Hub spoke to Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, about what’s in store for the iconic beach and its surrounds in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Waverley, and neighbouring Woollahra, were considered NSW “hotspots” early in the pandemic. […]