Here’s a quick wrap of the main headlines you need to know about today.
Let’s start with the big news.
The New South Wales government waited two days to lock down all of Sydney after health authorities discovered they had not contained a superspreader event blamed for the Delta outbreak in Sydney’s south-west.
The new information from NSW Health and Health Minister Brad Hazzard reveals contact tracers discovered on June 24 they had missed a number of party guests who spent at least five days in the community after being exposed to COVID-19.
The response is at odds with comments from the Minister and Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant to the parliamentary inquiry into the management of the pandemic last month.
Victoria recorded 473 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state government launched a compliance and vaccination crackdown for the construction industry.
Of the new cases, 202 have so far been linked to known outbreaks.
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Spears has posted a video of her and Asghari on Instagram showing off the shiny ring on her hand.
In other news:
On Monday afternoon, New York time, a pre-trial conference will begin in a lawsuit brought against the Duke of York accusing him of sexual abuse.
He says he’ll “be ready to go” by the first Ashes Test.
Also, the MTV VMAs didn’t disappoint …
Lil Nas X won video of the year for Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Justin Bieber triumphantly returned to the stage as a performer and as winner of the artist of the year.
Olivia Rodrigo won best new artist.
And Doja Cat had some … interesting outfits changes as the host of the night.
You’re all caught up. We’ll be back tomorrow morning with more top headlines.