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Queensland records 1,944 new Covid cases

Queensland has recorded 1,944 new Covid cases on Sunday morning, with 468 people in hospital and 27 in ICU.

The state is not reporting death numbers on Sunday and Monday.

Fire crews in Sydney’s central business district have evacuated 500 people this morning as they battle a fire in a high rise residential tower.

The fire broke out in an apartment in the 37-floor building in Pitt Street just before 1am.

First responders cleared the building while two fire crewed entered the tower to determine the extent of the blaze.

A sprinkler system within the building extinguished the first and it is currently thought it began when a mattress caught alight.

Sydney | Around 500 people evacuated during high-rise fire: Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have overseen the evacuation of around…


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