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Close contact concert sparks COVID-19 concern

By ALLISON HORE A Human Nature concert with little to no social distancing has raised concern about a potential COVID-19 outbreak. The concert took place on Saturday night at The Coliseum Theatre in Rooty Hill in Western Sydney with over 1,100 people in attendance. It ended just hours before the NSW Government’s mask mandate came […]

Mask up, Sydney

By ALLISON HORE From midnight on Saturday mask wearing will be compulsory in certain indoor settings across the Greater Sydney area Despite high testing rates and low numbers of confirmed cases, the number of cases popping up outside of the Northern beaches area has led NSW Health to make masks mandatory for certain indoor venues […]

Free face masks for the needy

By ALLISON HORE More than 20,000 face masks are being distributed to some of Sydney’s most vulnerable people in a move the City of Sydney hopes will minimise further outbreaks of COVID-19. Although masks are not mandatory in NSW, they are “strongly recommended” in indoor settings where physical distancing is hard to maintain.  NSW Chief […]

Sydney’s summer alfresco revival

By ALLISON HORE This summer a number of laneways in Sydney’s CBD are set to close to traffic and open to dining as part of a plan to bring new life to the city while respecting COVID-19 restrictions. A section of Barrack Street, off George Street, would be closed, Tankstream Way and Wilmot Lane are […]

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 […]

Coronavirus cases see another Sydney venues close for cleaning

By ANNIE LEWIS As the state battles to keep coronavirus numbers down, a public health warning has been put out for anyone who attended an establishment in Surry Hills on Sunday. NSW Health has put out an alert for those who visited Hotel Harry, known to many as Harpoon Harry, on July 26. A case […]

COVID-19 count climbs

By ALLISON HORE Patrons and staff at s restaurant in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs are being asked to get tested and self isolate after a patron and staff member tested positive for COVID-19. An investigation into Thai Rock restaurant in Potts Point was launched after a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 reported visiting the venue […]