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NSW Premier to shut down State

Over the next 48 hours Premier Gladys Berejiklian will shut down all non-essential services in NSW. The Premier has issued the following:

Coronavirus spreads south - cases in Eurobodalla and Bega Valley confirmed

Below is a statement just released from NSW Health (1.35pm Sunday 2020) confirming cases of coronavirus in the area, including one at Tura Beach, another at Merimbula, and one at Long Beach. Southern NSW Local Health District has confirmed six cases of COVID19 have been formally identified within the district (as...

BREAKING NEWS: VIC and NSW to push for a lockdown

  BREAKING NEWS: VIC AND NSW WILL PUSH FOR A LOCKDOWN OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING BUSINESSES PM Scott Morrison said the matter will be discussed in detail at tonight's National Cabinet meeting with State and Territory heads. VIC will also be pushing for all of their schools to be shutdown from this coming Tuesday. If...

Specialised coronavirus testing clinics coming to Far South Coast

NSW Health says its preparing to set up dedicated coronavirus testing clinics in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla.  A spokesman says a specialised testing clinic started operating from Queanbeyan Hospital yesterday.  The spokesman says its hoped the testing clinics can be up and running over the next few days.  He says the criteria...

No cases of coronavirus confirmed yet in Eurobodalla or Bega Valley shires

NSW Health says there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in its southern district which includes the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla shires, at this stage.  As of yesterday at 11am there were 267 cases confirmed in NSW, with five deaths.  There are now 539 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia and six...

Narooma bar accident - body of second man found

The body of a man has been located on the state’s south coast, after a boat capsized early last week. Shortly after 6.15am on Tuesday 10 March 2020, two men launched their boat at Apex Park boat ramp, Narooma, before it capsized navigating the Narooma Bar. One of the men, a 75-year-old,...

RESCUE OFF PEDRO POINT SOUTH OF MORUYA TESTS RESCUERS

In the surf-zone but in a difficult position to get to. A combined emergency services effort was successful in rescuing two people in distress in a boat off Pedro Point, south of Moruya. Image courtesy Westpac Rescue Helicopter (Rescue Lifesaver 23).  The director of Surf Life Saving Far South Coast Cheryl...

NAROOMA OYSTER FESTIVAL NOT GOING AHEAD

  A decision has been made to posptone the Narooma Oyster Festival. Image courtesy Narooma Oyster Festival.  Narooma Oyster Festival has been postponed until 1 May 2021. The Board of Narooma Oyster Festival Ltd today announced the 2020 festival will be postponed until 2021 following the recommendation by the Australian Government and health...