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So called ‘long-COVID’ is not just a malaise confined to bodily health and mental well being. The effects of the pandemic and various lockdowns will be felt for years if not decades to come, despite the appearance of a somewhat superficial return to normality. One of the hardest areas hit has been the entertainment and […]

Sydney Mardi Gras cancels key party as COVID-19 surge continues

By TOKS OGUNDARE The 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party will not go ahead as density limits and restrictions on singing and dancing remain in place for venues in NSW.  "It’s with very heavy hearts we must advise that Party will no longer take place in 2022," the organisers said yesterday. The announcement […]

Four more Inner West COVID-19 deaths as NSW records 34,660 new cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Four more people from the Inner West have died from COVID-19 as 34,660 new cases were detected by NSW Health in the last reporting period. It is part of 20 new deaths that were recorded in the 24 hours up to 8:00 pm last night, while hospitalisations reached 2,650 and 191 […]

Sydney street festival pushes forward despite Omicron surge

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Elevate entertainment and cultural celebration held on the Cahill Expressway this week has failed to lure capacity crowds as the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to warn off Sydneysiders from large events in the new year. In November, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the event would help […]

COVID NSW: Vaccinations given to Sydney’s most vulnerable in Ashfield

By KATELYN MILLIGAN 157 Pfizer vaccinations were administrated to homeless people most at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic by The Rev Bill Crews Foundation in Ashfield on the 13th of July. One of society’s most vulnerable groups were left behind by the Federal Government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan, with charities such as The Rev Bill […]

Vulnerable renters put out despite reinstated ban on evictions during lockdown

By SASHA FOOT The NSW government reintroduced an eviction moratorium for renters this week. Tenants who can’t pay their rent in full due to Sydney’s lockdown cannot be evicted between now and September. However, the eviction moratorium only applies to households that can prove their income has reduced by 25% or more due to the […]