More than two-thirds of new COVID-19 cases in Sydney in just 24 hours were in people aged under 40, increasing concerns about the long-term impact of the Delta strain as it spilled into the regions, forcing more lockdowns.
- by Alexandra Smith, Lucy Cormack and Mary Ward
The NSW government has failed to anticipate the complex issues in imposing tougher lockdowns on south-west and western Sydney.
- The Herald's View
With 1000 contact tracers working on stopping the spread of COVID-19 in NSW, authorities were becoming increasingly concerned about the quantity of virus fragments found in regional parts of the state.
- by Lucy Cormack, Alexandra Smith and Jordan Baker
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has stalled the release of her government’s promised roadmap for life after lockdown, insisting the path to freedom is still too dependent on case numbers and vaccination rates.
- by Lucy Cormack and Alexandra Smith
Sydney’s hardest hit areas in the latest COVID-19 outbreak have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state, while areas in the eastern suburbs, northern Sydney and the Hawkesbury have the highest number of residents fully vaccinated.
- by Lucy Carroll, Rachel Clun and Nigel Gladstone
The state government’s lockdown recovery road map has identified which changes would come first once vaccination rates are reached.
- by Alexandra Smith and Lucy Cormack
Sydney could start to emerge from its lockdown on time if vaccination rates hit 50 per cent by the end of August.
- by Alexandra Smith
The claim forced him out of Parliament and the ultimately ended the leadership of Labor’s Jodi McKay after a devastating loss for the ALP in the resulting byelection.
- by Alexandra Smith
The mass vaccination drive in Sydney’s south-west comes as health officials warn that COVID-positive patients are delaying medical treatment, leading to tragic consequences, with some people presenting to hospital “severely unwell and sometimes dead.”
- by Lucy Cormack, Lucy Carroll and Mary Ward
Police are investigating a 35-year-old man who was allegedly stopped at Central station before he could attend the anti-lockdown protest last Saturday, only to test positive to COVID-19 the next day.
- by Lucy Cormack