NSW prisons including Cessnock, Shortland in lockdown after Parklea COVID positive cases

Matt Carr
By Matt Carr
Updated August 30 2021 - 8:09am, first published August 29 2021 - 10:50pm
Cessnock, Shortland jails in lockdown after Parklea positives

TWO Hunter prisons remain in lockdown on Monday as the state's jails attempt to staunch the spread of an outbreak that began in Parklea.


Matt Carr

Matt Carr

Newcastle Herald deputy editor

Matt began his Newcastle Herald career as a cadet in 2009. He is a Walkley nominated reporter who has covered councils, police and general news rounds across the Upper Hunter, Port Stephens, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Newcastle.

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