Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: New case in Blenheim, South Island

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: New case in Blenheim, South Island

October 22 2021 New Zealand will move to a new “traffic light” system to manage Covid-19 when District Health Boards have 90 per cent of its eligible population vaccinated.COVID LATEST* The new traffic light system – all you need to know* New Northland locations released – linked to mother, daughter cases* ‘Entering Red Zone’: … Read more

GPs brace for COVID-19 case surge as Melbourne exits lockdown

Doctor in his office, wearing a business shirt.

With cases continuing to peak ahead of Melbourne’s reopening at midnight, general practitioners like Simon Benson are about to become even busier.Key points:The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners released a report on Thursday calling for more funding for primary care As COVID-19 numbers grow, mild cases will be managed by GPs to ease the burden … Read more

Children fuel English COVID case rise after slow vaccine start

Children fuel English COVID case rise after slow vaccine start

Cases high with 8% of secondary school children infectedConcern for health service as well as schoolsDebate over the impact vaccines make on transmission in schoolsWalk-in clinics boost Scotland’s efforts to vaccinate childrenLONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The spread of COVID-19 among children in England is fuelling a rise in cases nationally and causing concern among … Read more

Measured response needed to Covid case rise

Measured response needed to Covid case rise

A measured rather than an emergency response to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases is needed, the Chair of NPHET’s Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group has said. Professor Philip Nolan said Ireland is on a “knife edge” balanced on vaccine protection, as the Covid-19 positivity rate has risen from 8% to 10% across the country in … Read more

Boy tests positive to COVID-19 in Adelaide after flight connected with Virgin Australia case

An aeroplane taking off with airport buildings behind

A boy has tested positive for COVID-19 after being on the same flight as a Virgin Australia flight attendant who tested positive for the virus. Key points:A Virgin flight attendant tested positive for COVID-19 last weekSince then, a teenage boy on one of the same flights with the attendant has also contracted the virusMeanwhile, a truck driver with COVID-19 … Read more

Tier 1 COVID exposure sites listed in Melbourne and regional Victoria as case numbers spike

Castlemaine Health hospital, a part modern, part old red brick building in Castlemaine

Multiple medical facilities are prominent among the latest tier 1 additions to Victoria’s COVID exposure site list. The new tier 1 locations include:Rowville Medical Clinic on September 28 between 4:50pm and 5:40pmFour Corners Medical Clinic in Cobblebank on September 27 between 12:30pm and 1:30pmSmile Avenue Specialist Orthodontists in Blackburn on September 27 between 11:00am and 12:00pmIn addition, some patients at … Read more

Turkmenistan claims it hasn’t had a single Covid-19 case. Activists say that’s a lie

Turkmenistan claims it hasn't had a single Covid-19 case. Activists say that's a lie

Or at least, that’s what the central Asian country’s secretive, authoritarian government claims. But independent organizations and journalists and activists outside Turkmenistan say there’s evidence the country is battling a third wave which is overwhelming hospitals and killing dozens of people — and warn the President is playing down the threat of the deadly virus … Read more

Queensland records one locally acquired COVID-19 case linked to Sunnybank cluster

Yvette D'Ath gives a press conference in a pharmacy

Queensland has recorded one new locally acquired COVID-19 case.Key points:The case was detected in a child on the final day of home quarantineTwo pop-up vaccine clinics will be set up at Lang Park ahead of the NRL preliminary finalsQueensland’s tourism industry will be given a $30 million support package to attract interstate visitorsThe case is … Read more

The Vulnerability of Jobs to COVID-19: The Case of Malaysia

The Vulnerability of Jobs to COVID-19: The Case of Malaysia

Amanina Abdur Rahman is an Economist in the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice at the World Bank. She works in the areas of social protection, skills and jobs, labor markets, and migration, focusing on Malaysia. Prior to joining the World Bank, she completed a PhD in Applied Economics at Monash University Malaysia. Amanina was … Read more

Queensland records one new locally acquired COVID-19 case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaking to reporters

Queensland has recorded one new local case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the COVID-positive person was a female student from St Thomas More College in Sunnybank, which was linked to a known cluster.The student has been in home quarantine.Ms Palaszczuk said there was also a second case in a person who had arrived from … Read more

Queensland records zero local COVID-19 cases as authorities monitor response to northern NSW case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at Logan COVID-19 vaccination centre

Queensland has recorded zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one was detected in hotel quarantine.Key points:Authorities are monitoring the state’s border bubble with NSW after a positive case in the Byron Bay areaShe says she will wait to hear an update from NSW before making any changes to the border statusThe Premier described reports of Queensland … Read more