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Inner city daily COVID-19 numbers edge towards 3,000 as NSW reports a record 92,264 new cases

By TOKS OGUNDARE NSW reported a national record of 92,264 new COVID-19 cases today as positive rapid antigen test results were included for the first time in reporting, with 2,873 cases coming from the Sydney Local Health District. NSW Health also reported the deaths of 22 people from COVID-19, making it the state's deadliest day.  […]

Positive rapid test registration launches on Service NSW as Sydney and Inner West records over 2,500 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO People living or staying in NSW who are aged 16 and over will now be able to register their positive rapid antigen test on the Service NSW app, with Premier Dominic Perrottet announcing that people who fail to disclose their positive result from next week will face a $1000 fine. The […]

NSW records deadliest day of the pandemic as Perrottet orders 50 million more rapid tests

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW has recorded its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic as the state recorded 16 deaths during the most recent reporting period, surpassing the 15 recorded on September 29 and October 1 last year. The new record comes as NSW scrambles to limit the spread of the virus through new restrictions, […]

NSW ambulances receive record-breaking calls on New Year’s Eve

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Ambulance Inspector Kay Armstrong has revealed that there were a record-breaking number of calls made for ambulances on New Year's Eve after a mix of mischief-related and COVID-19 calls marked the busiest night in 126 years of the service. While speaking to Today on New Year's Day, Inspector Armstrong said […]

National cabinet to discuss new approaches to Omicron after NSW records over 11,000 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that new close contact definitions and rapid antigen testing will be addressed when the national cabinet meet tomorrow, as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to skyrocket cases within NSW and the country. The cabinet will discuss adopting a national definition of close contacts, which […]

The nurse bringing joy to the elderly during COVID-19

By DANIEL LO SURDO For Jarrod Wolhuter, the onset of the COVID-19 formed an unlikely intersection between his two main passions: nursing and barbering.  One year before the pandemic began, Wolhuter, a 37-year-old Kingsford resident, started his barbering business after noticing the benefits of a hot towel shave and a nice haircut for patients in […]

Camperdown Social Housing residents protest over-policing and rent control while under hard COVID-19 lockdown

By DANIEL LO SURDO Residents and supporters of the Common Ground social housing facility in Camperdown protested renting conditions and over-policing after their building was placed in a hard lockdown for two weeks after four tenants tested positive to COVID-19. Residents revealed that the NSW Police, under the direction of NSW Health, were confiscating alcohol […]

Balmain nurses walk out over staffing ratios

By ALLISON HORE Nurses from Balmain Hospital rallied on Thursday afternoon to draw attention to their concerns about nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW hospitals.  The rally was part of a broader campaign by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), who are calling on the NSW government to introduce a mandated minimum nurse-to-patient ratio.  A study […]

Pride protesters take over Oxford Street ahead of Mardi Gras

By ALLISON HORE Protesters took over Oxford Street on Saturday, ahead of the Mardi Gras parade, in an effort to put the politics back in pride. Despite police threats to shut down the protest earlier in the week, at around 2pm hundreds of protesters carrying pride flags of all sorts descended onto Taylor Square, the […]

Mardi Gras protest granted public health exemption

By ALLISON HORE A protest at Sydney’s Taylor Square planned for the afternoon of Mardi Gras has been granted an exemption to go ahead by NSW Health. Earlier this week, protest organisers said NSW police were attempting to block the protest citing coronavirus concerns and public health orders despite NSW seeing zero COVID-19 transmissions for […]