Bus and train stops were looking pretty barren in Sydney this morning, as the city kicks off the first-week of its fortnightly lockdown.

There were 18 new COVID-19 cases overnight, a notable drop, although Aunty Gladys warned numbers might jump around a bit over the next few days. Queensland, the NT are WA are also on edge as the Delta variant remains on the loose.

As public transport grinds to a halt, it means any classified military documents casually left at the local bus stop are likely to remain undiscovered — which isn’t what happened in the UK city of Kent.

A member of the Kent public stumbled across a classified 50 page document at his local stop which belonged to the Ministry of Defence, and detailed disputes involving Russia and Afghanistan.

Said member then contacted the BBC when he realised what it was actually was. Whoops.

On local markets, the ASX is drifting lower after Wall Street provided no clear direction in a quiet session on Friday night.

In the wake of reports that UK regulators have banned Binance — the world’s largest crypto exchange — from operating in the country, Bitcoin has climbed from around US$32k to $US34k during Asian trade.

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks in morning trade for Monday, June 28:

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Investors got a reminder that when it comes to updates in the bio/pharma space the FDA giveth, and the FDA taketh away.

Among the market leaders was Hydrix (ASX:HYD), which rose 75% after AngelMed — manufacturer of the Guardian cardiac monitoring device — advised that it has been approved by the FDA for use in the US market.

Hydrix is the exclusive distributor of the product in the Asia-Pacific region, and AngelMed said it looks forward to working together to execute on the global rollout of the technology.

Another biotech winner was Atomo Diagnostics (ASX:AT1), which jumped sharply after announcing its COVID-19 testing kit obtained Emergency Use Authorisation from the FDA.

Elsewhere, cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) logistics company Yojee (ASX:YOJ) was among the leaders after landing an expanded deal with an unnamed multinational customer, which will see Yojee get access to 18 additional markets in the Asia-Pacific where the customer operates.

LOSERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks in morning trade for Monday, June 28:

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At the other end of the FDA spectrum, shares in Cyclopharm (ASX:CYC) fell sharply after US health regulators delayed approval of its nuclear lung imaging agent, Technegas.