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One new COVID-19 case recorded on Thursday as regional restrictions continue
The Southern Highlands recorded one new COVID-19 case overnight on Thursday and none today, according to the NSW Health Website. There are currently 13 active cases of COVID-19 in the Highlands as of August 28, 2021, one case in the 2579 postcode, three cases in the 2576 postcode and nine cases in the 2575 postcode.
Doctor, nurse at Regal Medical Centre in Mittagong test positive for COVID
Earlier in the week, hundreds of patients at Regal Medical Centre were asked to get tested immediately, after a doctor and nurse from the centre tested positive for COVID-19. The call for testing covers about 200 patients who were at the centre last week between Monday, August 30 and Friday, September 3, and who are considered close contacts.
Supermarkets say gaps on shelves should be filled in the next few days
Noticed the empty spaces on supermarket shelves? All three leading supermarkets blamed distribution staff isolating after being contacts of COVID cases, and said they were hoping to have the problem solved by the end of the week.
Cancer Centre pulls out all the stops for patient care
There is a gem in the Southern Highlands that provides life-altering support for seriously ill people. And the team behind the invaluable service has jumped through hoops over the past 18 months to ensure no patient is left unsupported.
Retired swimming champion sets sights on new goals
The champion attitude of one of the Highlands great sportspeople is shining through COVID challenges and disappointment. Daniel Rumsey is a man with a never-give-up-attitude who is enjoying a new-found musical passion and excited by plans for a double family wedding - including his own.
Children, young people at risk as authorities aim to 'de-couple' sport and gambling
Have you been tempted to have a punt while in lock down? Have you found yourself unable to watch a game without reaching for your phone? You're not alone. With footy finals in full swing and gambling ads flooding TV screens at every opportunity, young men are squarely in the sights of betting companies.
Sutton Forest Inn left waiting two months for Covid support
With the popular roadside pub so reliant on weekend trade, the initial lockdown in late June made its effects known immediately. While thankful for government support, an initial confusion around lockdown had left Luke and his staff in a precarious position.
Vale David Mussett, local league legend
In a tribute written for the Southern Highland News, Ron Johnson said it was with great sadness that he heard of the passing of local rugby league legend David Mussett. Mussett died in Goulburn recently and was known affectionately as the father of the Bowral Blues.
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