Sydney woman who sparked Newcastle COVID-19 lockdown fined $4,000

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A Sydney woman who breached COVID-19 restrictions by partying in Newcastle before testing positive to the virus and sparking a lockdown has been fined $4,000.Key points:The woman and her friend travelled from Sydney to Newcastle in July and attended two parties Both parties were significant COVID-19 transmission eventsThey visited multiple shops at Charlestown Square without checking inPolice stopped … Read more

Western Sydney pair with COVID plead guilty to attending Newcastle party linked to Hunter lockdown

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Two Western Sydney women who travelled to the Newcastle region and attended a party before testing positive to COVID-19 have pleaded guilty to breaching public health orders.Key points:The pair were found at a party in Shortland on July 29Both were issued fines and directed to return home to SydneyPolice said the women attended “several locations” in NewcastleNSW … Read more