COVID in Mid Coast "not a risk, but a certainty"

Julia Driscoll
By Julia Driscoll
Updated August 10 2021 - 3:16am, first published August 6 2021 - 8:00am
Plenty of AstraZeneca: Dr Simon Holliday and Helen Holliday at the Taree HealthHub. Photo: Julia Driscoll

Community concern is high, and rumours of a COVID case in Taree are doing the rounds (untrue), the day after a snap seven day lockdown was announced for the Hunter and Upper Hunter, and with seven cases in that region.


Julia Driscoll

Julia Driscoll


Julia Driscoll has worked as a journalist for the Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Times for seven years. She values the deep connection with community that being a rural and regional journalist brings. Career highlights have involved environmental stories - bringing the plight of the little known endangered Manning River helmeted turtle to the attention of the public, resulting in wide-spread knowledge in the community and conservation action; and breaking the news of the Manning River ceasing to run for the first time in recorded history.