Hunter records 82 new COVID cases as officials urge ‘Freedom Day’ caution

Men lining outside a barbershop in Newcastle.

The Hunter has recorded 82 new COVID cases on “Freedom Day” as the region continues to post some of the highest numbers in the New South Wales.Key points:There have been 1,768 cases of coronavirus in the Hunter New England Health District since August 5Hairdressers, gyms, and hospitality venues are welcoming back customers todayThe Deputy Prime Minister says Indigenous … Read more

‘Freedom Day’: Sydney reopens as Australia looks to live with COVID-19

'Freedom Day': Sydney reopens as Australia looks to live with COVID-19

A person in protective face mask walks along the harbour waterfront across from the Sydney Opera House during a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott’Enjoy the moment’, PM wishes Sydney residentsBusinesses can open with reduced capacityUnvaccinated to remain in lockdown until Dec 1SYDNEY, … Read more

Sydney set to unveil freedom roadmap as more COVID-19 curbs eased

Sydney set to unveil freedom roadmap as more COVID-19 curbs eased

A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask crosses tram lines in the city centre during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Loren ElliottSYDNEY, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government plans to unveil its roadmap on Monday for reopening the … Read more