Saturday, July 24, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic

“They said I wasn’t going to make it through the night”: How Brother Jeff...

When former St Dominic's College Principal Brother Jeff Regan was diagnosed with Coronavirus, the outlook was grim. Now, he's got a remarkable tale of survival.

Schools prepare for staggered return

To send or not to send is still the question some parents are asking ahead of schools' staggered return to face-to-face learning next week.

The Penrith gym keeping locals fit for free

Getting your body moving during this period is a great way to boost your energy and improve mental health.

Mums turn to online support during pandemic

Technology has been a saviour for many during the Coronavirus pandemic, and mothers needing a helping hand are no different.

More staffers test positive to COVID-19 at Newmarch House

Another staff member at the troubled Newmarch House nursing home in Caddens has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.

Adairs set to re-open retail outlets

Adairs is set to re-open its Penrith stores.

Teleconference discusses government support for businesses

Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh has hosted a teleconference with local small businesses and the Small Business Minister to discuss the government support available in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Another Newmarch House resident passes away

A 15th resident who had tested positive to Coronavirus at Newmarch House has passed away.

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.