Thursday, January 27, 2022

Coronavirus Pandemic

“I’m not an anti-vaxxer”: Mulgoa MP continues campaign against mandatory vaccinations

She’s become the face of the campaign against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, but Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies insists she’s not an anti-vaxxer.

Nursing homes on high alert after doctor tests positive to COVID-19

Three aged care facilities in Penrith are on high alert after a COVID-19 positive doctor visited the homes while potentially infectious.

MMA fighter Arlene Blencowe facing new fight as she tries to return home

After four months abroad and counting, local MMA fighter Arlene Blencowe is hoping to be reunited with her kids before Christmas as border closures and flight cancellations continue to impact her return home.

Local students thank our healthcare heroes

Local students have been busy putting pen to paper to help boost morale for healthcare workers as they deal with challenging conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re not getting vaccinated, you’re running out of excuses – and you’re letting...

If you’re not vaccinated yet, or you haven’t booked a COVID-19 vaccination by now, I can put it down to only a few reasons.

Vaccination rates in Penrith soar, with first dose figures now close to 83 per...

Almost 83 per cent of eligible people in the Penrith Local Government Area have now had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, putting the area above the state average.

Does the State Government think the lockdown is over?

Has the State Government got ahead of itself as it powers towards reopening?

Three residents of Kingswood apartment complex test positive to COVID-19

A Kingswood apartment complex has been plunged into a 14 day lockdown after three cases of COVID-19 were reported.

Man in his 30s dies in Nepean Hospital; 11am briefings to finish

A man in his 30s has sadly passed away in Nepean Hospital after battling COVID-19.

Backing the frontline: How Penrith businesses are helping us show our thanks to health...

Local businesses are rallying the community to say thanks to our frontline heroes with a range of acts of kindness.

Business groups, tourism leaders welcome NSW’s roadmap out of lockdown

Business and industry groups are welcoming today's announcement that NSW will reopen its economy to fully vaccinated people from next month.

Council establishes emergency food relief hub for those struggling with lockdown

A contactless Hamper Hub is now operating in one of Penrith's most vulnerable pockets.

Huge freedoms on the way: Lockdown to end before end of October

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has outlined the state's path out of lockdown, with restrictions set to ease in about a month for fully vaccinated people only.

Residents express concern over lack of information after COVID cases confirmed in apartment blocks

Residents feel they’re being left on their own to battle the uncertainties of COVID-19 with concerns raised about positive cases in two local apartment blocks.

Man in his 20s among latest COVID-19 deaths

A man in his 20s with COVID-19 has died in Nepean Hospital.

Two more COVID deaths at Nepean Hospital; alert for Emu Plains optometrist

Two more COVID-infected patients have died at Nepean Hospital, as 67 new cases of the virus are reported in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA).

“Forgotten”: Mayor doubles down on call for new vaccine hub in Penrith

Penrith Council has again called on the State Government and NSW Health to implement a new vaccine hub in the local area.

Vaccine deadline extended for authorised workers

Authorised workers from Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Concern have been given until September 19 to have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, in a late reprieve ahead of tomorrow's initial deadline.

Schools to re-open tomorrow after COVID scares; 66 new cases in Penrith LGA

66 new COVID-19 cases reported in the Penrith LGA.

1431 cases, 12 deaths: Horror day for NSW

NSW has recorded a record 1,431 daily cases of COVID-19 in the community.