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April 3, 2020
Premier: Most Worried By Local Unknown Cases

AT this morning’s media conference the Premier said our focus needs to turn to the number of locally acquired cases, with no known source. “We’ve seen the number of cases go up every day and Dr Kerry Chant will talk about that today, but the number of new cases we’ve managed to stabilise at this […]

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April 3, 2020
Government Releases Cases by Postcode

THIS morning the Premier announced the government has made postcode data publicly available, so that people can search a database to check the number of coronavirus cases in their community. “…New South Wales is the first jurisdiction to have postcode data available, publicly available,” said the Premier. “Whenever we have publicly available information please be […]

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April 2, 2020
Wearing Gloves – Breaking the Chain of Infection

WHY aren’t the experts telling us to wear gloves during a pandemic? Wearing gloves may seem like a simple process, but using them in the wrong way can cause more contamination and since 30 percent of infections in health workers is due to taking off personal protective equipment incorrectly, untrained people can also infect themselves […]

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April 2, 2020
234 Cases in Hunter New England Area

THERE are 234 people who have been diagnosed with covid-19 in the Hunter New England Area Health Service. Overnight another 16 cases were confirmed, 11 people have required hospitalisation, five are in intensive care and 33 people have recovered.

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April 2, 2020
PM: Need to Adapt to New Normal for Six Months

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison said for the next six months there is a “new normal” as we respond to the pandemic. “We are slowing the spread…and it is saving lives and livelihoods,” said Mr Morrison. To help parents stay in work, childcare will be free, effective from Sunday night. Child care centres will prioritise children, […]

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April 2, 2020
Premier’s Update – Thursday

THE Premier said more than 500 businesses have registered to help provide medical equipment need during the next few months she thanked them for responding to the “call to arms” and people who are adhering to the health orders. “The reason we have these restrictions is to make sure our health system can cope when […]

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April 1, 2020
Update on Local Cases

THERE are still 1 to 4 cases of coronavirus in the Upper Hunter Shire Council area, as well as Muswellbrook, Singleton and Liverpool Plains Shire Council areas. Hunter New England Health have confirmed there were an additional 10 cases identified have been confirmed bringing the total number to 218 cases, six have required intensive care […]

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April 1, 2020
Message from the Neighbourhood Centre

THE Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre can help our community during self-isolation. If you need support or you can volunteer, phone them: 02 6545 2562. A message from Lee, manager of the Centre:  

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April 1, 2020
JobKeeper a Lifeline for Local Businesses

By Janie Jordan LOCAL businesses have welcomed the Federal Government’s JobKeeper payment plan, announced on March 30, with many relieved that they can keep their staff and keep their doors open. Steve Guihot, Scone Chamber of Commerce President, said that it was “a great initiative” that he hoped would help the many, small, family-owned business […]

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April 1, 2020
Premier Calls for Business to Help Hospitals

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called on local businesses and manufacturers to produce key medical supplies, personal protective equipment and hand sanitiser to help supply the state through “We also appreciate that given what’s occurred around the world that the supply of medical equipment isn’t what it used to be,” said the Premier. “New South […]

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