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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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME MARKET CAP
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.002 100 3,825,000 $12,386,997
HYD Hydrix Limited 0.265 71 16,783,095 $25,236,407
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 15,478,075 $21,770,381
AT1 Atomo Diagnostics 0.185 37 11,597,695 $55,173,195
YOJ Yojee Limited 0.17 26 4,039,623 $150,190,008
ALT Analytica Limited 0.0025 25 333,000 $9,227,602
WOO Wooboard Tech Ltd 0.0025 25 4,000,000 $7,644,325
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0025 25 3,533,160 $9,983,641
TTA TTA Holdings Ltd 0.041 24 861,220 $4,534,973
DCX Discovex Res Ltd 0.006 20 1,593,155 $12,843,320
CPT Cipherpoint Limited 0.032 19 2,415,715 $5,805,502
RDH Redhill Education 0.9 17 86,531 $39,152,926
NMR Native Mineral Resources 0.315 17 152,232 $7,779,645
LSA Lachlan Star Ltd 0.051 16 30,867,224 $55,946,559
WML Woomera Mining Ltd 0.022 16 800,000 $9,495,165
AYM Australia United Min 0.008 14 300,000 $12,898,042
E2M E2 Metals 0.34 13 105,525 $45,047,522
NKL Nickelxltd 0.17 13 166,347 $8,025,000
CE1 Calima Energy 0.009 13 4,188,545 $82,192,447
CVS Cervantes Corp Ltd 0.009 13 2,283,555 $12,432,100

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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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE VOLUME MARKET CAP
CYC Cyclopharm Limited 1.71 -38 431,332 $255,847,015
MMI Metro Mining Ltd 0.016 -27 18,031,489 $30,582,204
AUH Austchina Holdings 0.012 -25 12,304,909 $26,145,990
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.0015 -25 3,494,000 $11,408,323
CIO Connected Io Ltd 0.004 -20 1,665,196 $2,665,398
PAK Pacific American Hld 0.018 -18 44,949 $7,008,868
MRQ Mrg Metals Limited 0.006 -14 524,857 $10,784,689
IEC Intra Energy Corp 0.007 -13 60,000 $3,181,792
KP2 Kore Potash PLC 0.014 -13 1,566,016 $10,547,730
MHI Merchant House 0.068 -12 50,000 $7,258,520
TD1 Tali Digital Limited 0.031 -11 318,100 $32,543,832
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.008 -11 2,112,712 $19,344,188
IVT Inventis Limited 0.008 -11 500,000 $9,454,636
PIL Peppermint Inv Ltd 0.016 -11 6,706,059 $30,576,825
RFT Rectifier TechnologIES 0.033 -11 5,010,331 $50,871,446
HRR Heron Resources 0.042 -11 7,645 $20,147,236
EL8 Elevate Uranium Ltd 0.3 -10 719,097 $75,899,143
BGD Barton Gold 0.225 -10 960,279 $21,459,999
EN1 Engage:Bdr Limited 0.0045 -10 5,192,733 $12,242,857
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.009 -10 350,399 $12,909,373
MCT Metalicity Limited 0.009 -10 140,000 $21,247,770
GIB Gibb River Diamonds 0.064 -10 386,246 $15,017,171

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.