Coronavirus Pandemic

Newmarch House death toll rises to 13

A 13th resident of Newmarch House who had been diagnosed with Coronavirus has passed away, as the crisis at the nursing home continues.

Premier must meet with families, Labor demands

Opposition Leader Jodi McKay has demanded NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian meet with the families of Newmarch House residents as the outbreak at the nursing home continues to escalate.

Four-year-told tests positive to COVID-19, forcing closure of local childcare centre

A four-year-old child who attended a Cranebrook childcare centre has tested positive for Coronavirus. 

Newmarch House confirms death toll now at 11

Four more Newmarch House residents who had been diagnosed with Coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of related deaths to 11.

Panthers star caught up in social distancing drama

Penrith Panthers superstar Nathan Cleary is the latest NRL player to be embroiled in a controversy surrounding social distancing rules.

Seventh nursing home resident dies

A seventh resident of Newmarch House nursing home at Caddens has passed away after being diagnosed with Coronavirus.

Woman charged after spitting on hospital staff

A woman will face court today after she allegedly spat on a doctor, two nurses and two other women at Nepean Hospital.

Podcast: Coronavirus impact on Penrith

In the latest episode of Weekender Wireless, Troy Dodds takes an in depth local look at Coronavirus and its impact on Penrith.

Government launches new app to help in fight against Coronavirus

The Australian Government has today launched its new voluntary Coronavirus app, COVIDSafe.

Healthcare worker at Nepean Hospital tests positive to Coronavirus

A healthcare worker from Nepean Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus claims sixth Newmarch House resident

A sixth resident of Newmarch House who had been diagnosed with Coronavirus has passed away.

Another death at Caddens nursing home

A fifth Newmarch House resident, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

Families updated as Newmarch House crisis continues

Families of residents at the Newmarch House nursing home in Caddens have taken part in a webinar with the centre's owners and management at Anglicare.

Newmarch House Coronavirus death toll now at four

A fourth resident of Newmarch House nursing home, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has passed away.

Cases at Newmarch House increase again

Two more cases of COVID-19 have been detected at a Caddens nursing home, bringing the total number of infections to 44.

Creative way to keep kids entertained

Two local businesses have built a package to help parents curb kids' cabin fever while everyone is staying at home.

Third Newmarch House resident dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

A third elderly resident at the Newmarch House nursing home in Caddens has passed away after being diagnosed with Coronavirus.

How beauty businesses are adapting to the Coronavirus shutdown

Beauty businesses are finding unique ways to adapt to forced shutdowns as part of the Coronavirus pandemic, as they fight to survive the crisis and prepare to thrive post-lockdown.

New clinic opens to help tackle COVID-19

The region’s first GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic has opened in Penrith.

Premier outlines plans for school return

NSW school students will gradually transition back to the classroom during Term 2 as the Government continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.