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September 17, 2021
Covid: NSW to trial home quarantine

THE Premier said the government is working towards reopening international borders when the state reaches 80 percent double vaccination and will be trialing a home quarantine system beginning at the end of the month.

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September 16, 2021
Why testing can actually avoid another lockdown

EVEN though there have been active cases of covid identified in the Upper Hunter and Singleton Shires and even though there have been venues of contact in Muswellbrook and Singleton,

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September 16, 2021
Covid numbers for today

THERE were 12 local government areas which came out of lockdown today, including the Upper Hunter Shire Council.

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September 16, 2021
Lock down lifted – but some restrictions

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council is one of 12 local government areas which are no longer in lock down,

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September 16, 2021
Barilaro at media conference: Drum roll for good news?

DEPUTY Premier John Barilaro is at this morning’s media conference and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard has said there will be good news announced for regional areas.

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September 15, 2021
Why Scone is leading the way with vaccinations

AT a 76.3 percent vaccination rate, the Upper Hunter Shire area is above the regional average of 73.7 percent and on track to be protected when restrictions lift and the virus spreads.

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September 15, 2021
Covid: Government confirms new law for all businesses

THIS morning Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed there would be law at 70 percent vaccination requiring all businesses to be vaccinated and most retail and hospitality venues will not be able to accept customers who are unvaccinated.

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September 14, 2021
More covid cases in Singleton

ANOTHER two cases have been identified in the Singleton Shire, bringing the current total to four cases.

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September 14, 2021
Covid Update: 1,253 hospitalised

THE state average for first vaccinations is now 78.8 percent and second doses 46.5 percent.

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September 14, 2021
Rainfall in past 24 hours

The Bureau of Meteorology recorded the following rain totals across the Upper Hunter Shire:

  • Aberdeen: 12mm
  • Blandford: 9.2mm
  • Bunnan: 22mm
  • Cassilis: 4mm
  • Ellerston: 14mm
  • Glenbawn: 17mm
  • Kars Springs: 23mm
  • Merriwa: 8mm
  • Murrurundi: 6mm
  • Parkville: 13mm
  • Rouchel: 18mm
  • Scone: 16mm
  • Wingen: 16mm

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