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Almost 70 per cent of new cases under 40s as virus spills to regions

Almost 70 per cent of new cases under 40s as virus spills to regions

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

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Lockdowns pull at the threads of Sydney’s multicultural fabric

Lockdowns pull at the threads of Sydney’s multicultural fabric

The NSW government has failed to anticipate the complex issues in imposing tougher lockdowns on south-west and western Sydney.

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The Premier’s road map becomes a vicious circle

The Premier’s road map becomes a vicious circle

Gladys Berejiklian’s “humble guess” is this outbreak will get worse before it gets better. But NSW voters will note that life is getting better south of the border.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Worst not over amid fears virus is spreading beyond Sydney

Worst not over amid fears virus is spreading beyond Sydney

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
‘I don’t know if it will get worse’: Premier says too soon for road map out of lockdown

‘I don’t know if it will get worse’: Premier says too soon for road map out of lockdown

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 virus epicentre has lowest vaccination rates

Sydney’s virus epicentre has lowest vaccination rates

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
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NSW’s recovery road map has schools and hospitality first to return

NSW’s recovery road map has schools and hospitality first to return

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
Berejiklian says vaccination milestones will be key to ending lockdown

Berejiklian says vaccination milestones will be key to ending lockdown

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
Former NSW Nationals MP will not face sexual assault charges

Former NSW Nationals MP will not face sexual assault charges

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
Churches, mosques, community centres to become pop-up vax clinics in hotspots

Churches, mosques, community centres to become pop-up vax clinics in hotspots

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
Man turned away from protest tested positive for COVID-19 the next day

Man turned away from protest tested positive for COVID-19 the next day

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