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10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

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Byron’s vaccination level one of the lowest in NSW

The Byron Shire has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination levels in the state, according to Federal Government figures, suggesting that a significant proportion of the community may be reluctant to get the jab.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that all NSW will remain in lockdown until ‘at least August 28’ including regional NSW.

This follows NSW confirming 681 cases and one death taking the NSW death toll for this outbreak to 61.

‘In hospital, [there are] currently 474 cases. 82 of those cases are in intensive care. 25 cases are currently requiring ventilation,’ deputy chief health officer Dr Marianne Gale was reported saying in The Guardian Australia.

‘Of the 82 cases in ICU, 71 are not vaccinated. Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the death of one person who had COVID-19, too 8pm last night.

‘This is a man in his 80s from south-eastern Sydney. He died at St George Hospital. He had received one dose of vaccine. He was also being treated for another serious medical condition.’

Deputy police commissioner Gary Worboys reported that there had been 671 penalty tices (PIN) handed out across NSW in the previous 24 hours.

Premier Berejiklian was reported in The Guardian stating that ‘There have been 25 new cases of Covid-19 reported to 8pm last night in western New South Wales, and that brings the total and at the Local Health District to 167.

‘We ask all of the population of western New South Wales to really be very vigilant for symptoms, to come forward for testing, as I know many people have already done, and please take up any opportunity to get vaccinated as soon as you can.’


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

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A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

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New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in...

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

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COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

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COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

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Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

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Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

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COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and...

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

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Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

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  1. Lock-downs and border closures are getting easier and easier to accept. The vaccine passport is as good as done. Police have unprecedented power. And the military is being brought in to help control the population.

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