Selasa, 09 Maret 2021

Sydney news: NSW Premier to get COVID vaccine today, man in critical condition after shooting - ABC News

Here's what you need to know this morning.

Premier gets the jab

The Premier Gladys Berejiklian will receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine today as the vaccine's rollout begins in NSW.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard and NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant will also receive the vaccine.

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The special syringes will get the most out of every vial of the Pfizer vaccine.(

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Meanwhile, NSW Health has received a supply of specialised syringes for administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that will minimise waste and allow all doses in a vial to be used.

Currently one out of every six doses in a vial is going to waste as low-dead-space syringes have been in short supply across the world and not available in NSW.

The speciality syringe, which is not commonly used, has less dead space between the plunger and the needle for the vaccine fluid to get trapped.

ANZAC March exemption

The ANZAC Day March held on April 25 will go ahead with a specially increased limit, the NSW Government has confirmed.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard has signed off on the exemption, which will allow up to 5,000 people to attend the Sydney CBD march.

The government had previously approved a limit of 500 people for the 2021 march, and attendees were required to register their interest in attending.

Shooting victim critical

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The man was shot outside a home late last night.(

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A man has been shot in the stomach after a fight with three men outside a home at Aberglasslyn in the Hunter region last night.

Emergency services were called to the house on Golden Whistler Avenue at about 10.45pm after reports of a shot being fired.

The man was treated by paramedics and taken to Maitland Hospital before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

The three men fled in a white Mitsubishi Magna which was later found set on fire in Railway Parade, Telarah.

Police from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District are investigating the shooting.

Murder trial almost derailed

Two sisters of a Sydney murderer nearly caused his trial to collapse because they could not stop giggling as his police interview was played to a court.

Valnten and Valy Botrus were attending the NSW Supreme Court trial of their 20-year-old brother, Fredon, in September last year.

"Please stop laughing, it's a very bad look," solicitor Alen Sahinovic texted the pair while the court was still in session.

"We are in a murder trial."

Botrus was ultimately found guilty of murdering 20-year-old Alfredo Isho as he sat getting a haircut at Bossley Park's Classico Hair Salon in January, 2019.

Shark-spotting boost

Hammerhead shark spotted by aerial drone off Newcastle's Redhead Beach
Sydney's eastern suburbs beaches will have more shark safety equipment under the grants program.(

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Additional shark safety equipment is being delivered at some of Sydney's busiest beaches by the NSW government.

An extra five shark-spotting drones, emergency evacuation alarms and lifeguard training and will be rolled out at beaches including Bondi, Bronte and Maroubra.

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said Maroubra beach would get four drones and Bondi and Bronte would get a public address system and emergency alarm as part of the shark observation grants program.

"Drones are among the most effective detection and surveillance tools, while evacuation systems and lifeguard training play a critical role in reducing the risk of shark interactions, all forming part of our holistic approach to swimmer safety," Mr Marshall said.

Jack Mundey funeral

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Jack Mundey died last year at the age of 90.(

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A state memorial will be held today for unionist and environmental activist Jack Mundey after COVID-19 restrictions delayed the service last year.

Mr Mundey was a legendary figure in the trade union movement, best known for spearheading the green bans that helped save historic buildings and working class communities in the Rocks and other areas of Sydney in the 1970s.

He continued to campaign on a range of social justice issues until his death in May last year at the age of 90.

COVID-19 restrictions meant a state memorial couldn't be held at the time, but today he will be honoured at a ceremony at Sydney Town Hall, which will be led by former NSW premier Bob Carr.

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2021-03-09 20:29:35Z

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