AAP has a bit more in Byron Bay Hostel Lockdown:
More than 80 backpackers at the Byron Bay Hostel on the NSW North Coast have been locked up for a week after a guest tested positive for COVID-19.
This weekend, the lockout came as thousands of school dropouts arrived in Byron Bay and other parts of northern NSW to celebrate.
Balina MP Tamara Smith Aquarius posted on Facebook on Wednesday night about the condition of the backpacker.
“I am closely monitoring the situation in Byron Bay this evening where a positive COVID-19 case and 84 close contacts have been identified in the Byron Bay Aquarius backpackers,” she said.
NSW Health The hostel has been locked for seven days as 84 guests were affected.
“I’ve been told (they) have been assisted with food, health and support,” Ms Smith said.
NSW police have kept a 24-hour guard at the hostel to ensure compliance.
“My thoughts are with everyone in that situation because it’s going to be a difficult time,” Ms Smith said.
Thousands of HSC students flock to the resort town for school festivities.
About 80.9 percent of Byron Bay local government residents are fully vaccinated. Although high, the coverage rate lags behind the state average of 92 percent.
This is the last meeting of the first week of the meeting and no one is excited about the possibility of a small break from the parliament. Scott Morrison.
What it meant for Victory to return to form three weeks later on the semi-campaign trail has become a scary show for the government. Morrison claimed his own goal earlier this year and created his own goal Anthony Albanese Where he was going on vacation during the Bushfire, which the Albanians denied he doubled, not in the end, before admitting he hadn’t. That tone set. Since then, he has used increasingly rebellious backbenches, squabbling senators in the upper house, questions on couples, and MPs from the lower house threatening to cross the floor / stop voting.George Christensen Crossed the ground yesterday) and tried to walk on both sides of the vaccine mandate, while his own MPs escalated public hostility over the issue. Overall, not a good week for Morrison.
Today, he will introduce the Religious Discrimination Bill, which begins life as an election promise under religious freedom. But even that won’t win. It was meant to be just a few weeks ago. The split in his party chamber means the bill goes straight to the Senate committee, where there is no prospect of daylight before the election, especially if the prime minister decides to go to the polls in March. So this is a low commitment and the Prime Minister likes to say that the commitment has been fulfilled. And this is a small thing that he can try and keep labor (which has its own division in the issue) in one position.
Meanwhile, Kovid continues to change people’s realities. The Byron Bay hostel is locked, and more information is coming out about what NSW health officials had previously asked about the NSW outbreak. Victorians are still stained and Queenslanders are worried about the upcoming reopening. The northern region is struggling to contain the outbreak in controlled tribal communities, and anti-waxers are intensifying it.
We will give you the news of the day. Mike Bowers Is out in the corridor and Catherine Murphy, Paul Carp, Sarah Martin and Daniel Hurst Everyone’s ears are on the floor in Canberra, while the rest of the Guardian team members keep you updated on what’s going on outside the building.
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