Covid-19: Aucklander who fled level 4 lockdown to Whakatāne may face prosecution

Covid-19: Aucklander who fled level 4 lockdown to Whakatāne may face prosecution

Christel Yardley/StuffThe person is understood to have visited a number of retail premises in Whakatāne.An Aucklander who fled the city’s level 4 lockdown to go to Whakatāne this week may face prosecution. Police have confirmed they located the Aucklander overnight on Monday and the person was taken into custody. Senior Sergeant Al Fenwick told the … Read more

Obstetrician Gauthami Bhagwanani calls on pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine

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An obstetrician working in one Sydney’s COVID-19 hotspots has called on pregnant women to get vaccinated, saying it’s “heartbreaking” delivering babies pre-term and separating newborns from mothers because of the virus.Gauthami Bhagwanani is the birthing unit director at Liverpool Hospital and appeared alongside Gladys Berejiklian at the Premier’s COVID media briefing to describe what she had seen first … Read more

ACT records 13 new cases of COVID-19, as territory braces for another month of lockdown

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The ACT has recorded 13 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the territory endures what Chief Minister Andrew Barr says is one of the “toughest moments” in Canberra’s history.Key points:Eight of today’s new cases were infectious in the community The ACT will today mark 75 per cent of people over 12 years of age vaccinated with one doseHealth authorities … Read more

Queensland records no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as vaccination rollout extended to welcome walk-ins

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Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state government revealed the vaccination rollout will be expanded to encourage walk-ins this weekend.Key points:Hubs across Queensland will allow walk-in vaccinations this weekendQueenslanders aged 60 or older can now opt for the Pfizer vaccineAn extra 189,455 Pfizer doses arrived in Queensland this weekPremier Annastacia … Read more

NEW: 35 COVID-19 deaths reported statewide, cases top 1,300

NEW: 35 COVID-19 deaths reported statewide, cases top 1,300

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Monday, Sept. 13 LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports 35 deaths — 25 in Clark County — and more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases in data released today. Test positivity increased slightly statewide, moving from 11.3% to 11.5%. Clark County’s test positivity rate increased from 8.8% to 9.0%. And … Read more

Inside new COVID-19 battlegrounds of Sydney’s inner-city suburbs of Redfern, Glebe, Waterloo

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When Joanne Bostock was admitted to Royal Prince Alfred hospital last month for a kidney infection, she was given antibiotics and discharged.Key points:Glebe, Redfern and Waterloo have all been flagged as suburbs with increasing case numbersNSW Health says cases almost doubled in Redfern from 76 to 149A man who had spent time in Parklea prison is … Read more

Alabama health officials warn Saskatchewan: Don’t repeat our mistakes in COVID-19 battle

Alabama health officials warn Saskatchewan: Don't repeat our mistakes in COVID-19 battle

It has one of the country’s highest COVID-19 infection rates and lowest vaccination rates. Hospital admissions are soaring, with many surgeries and other medical care cancelled or delayed. For weeks, its medical community has called for indoor mask mandates and vaccine passports to curb the spread of COVID-19, but its political leadership repeatedly resists those calls, citing individual freedoms. This describes the situation in … Read more

Provincial officials to speak as Ontario sees 577 new COVID-19 cases

Provincial officials to speak as Ontario sees 577 new COVID-19 cases

Provincial officials are set to make an announcement about Ontario’s COVID-19 response at 1 p.m. Tuesday. You’ll be able to watch that live in this story.  Ontario reported 577 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and seven more deaths.  Of the new cases, 452 are among individuals who have either not been fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown.  Here … Read more

Colorado radio host who urged boycott of vaccines dies of Covid-19 | Colorado

Bob Enyart, a rightwing talk radio host in Colorado who urged people to boycott vaccines for Covid-19, has died of Covid-19.Enyart’s death was reported two weeks after the Denver Bible church said he and his wife had been taken to hospital.“Pastor Bob and Cheryl are in … good hands and improving daily,” the church said … Read more

Emergent to make Providence Therapeutics potential COVID-19 vaccine

Emergent to make Providence Therapeutics potential COVID-19 vaccine

A woman holds a test tube in front of displayed Emergent logo in this illustration taken, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSept 14 (Reuters) – Emergent BioSolutions Inc (EBS.N) signed a five-year agreement with Canadian biotechnology company Providence Therapeutics to develop and manufacture its COVID-19 vaccine candidate for about $90 million.Emergent will produce drug substances for … Read more

Russia’s Vladimir Putin self-isolates after COVID-19 found in entourage

Russia's Vladimir Putin self-isolates after COVID-19 found in entourage

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with athletes, participants of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, in Moscow, Russia September 11, 2021. Sputnik/Evgeny Biyatov/Kremlin via REUTERS MOSCOW, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolatingas a precaution after several members of his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, but is “absolutely” healthy … Read more

Additional Covid-19 curbs lifted in 18 districts of KP, Punjab and Islamabad: Asad Umar – Pakistan

Additional Covid-19 curbs lifted in 18 districts of KP, Punjab and Islamabad: Asad Umar - Pakistan

Federal Minister for Development, Planning and Special Initiatives Asad Umar announced on Tuesday the lifting of additional non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in 18 of 24 districts where the restrictions were enforced earlier this month in the wake of high coronavirus prevalence. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation … Read more

Girl and mother with COVID-19 transferred to Adelaide hospital from Broken Hill

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A girl sick with COVID-19 has been flown to Adelaide for treatment, accompanied by her mother, who also has the virus.Key points:A 13-year-old girl and her mother have been transferred to AdelaideThe girl is being treated for a non-COVID related illnessThere are 10 active coronavirus cases in South AustraliaNSW Far West Local Health District chief executive Umit Agis said the … Read more

Canberra’s lockdown extended until October 15 as ACT records 22 new COVID-19 cases

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The ACT’s lockdown has been extended for another four weeks until October 15, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has confirmed. Key points:The ACT has recorded 22 new COVID-19 casesThere will be a phased return to face-to-face learning, beginning with year 12 students at the start of term 4 The ACT has been in lockdown since August 12 The extension of the lockdown … Read more

NSW records 1,127 COVID-19 cases, two deaths

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NSW recorded 1,127 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections and two deaths in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday.A man in his 50s from Western Sydney, who had no underlying health issues, died at Concord Hospital.A woman in her 80s from Western Sydney died at Ryde Hospital.The areas of concern remain in Western and south-western Sydney, in Auburn, Greenacre, Bankstown, … Read more

5 new COVID-19 cases announced in P.E.I.

5 new COVID-19 cases announced in P.E.I.

P.E.I. reported five new COVID-19 cases Monday, four of them related to the recent outbreaks at two of the province’s schools. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said in a briefing four individuals were under 19. Three of the new cases were children at West Royalty Elementary, all of whom were in close contact with cases announced this weekend … Read more

More destinations added to CDC’s ‘very high’ Covid-19 travel risk list

More destinations added to CDC's 'very high' Covid-19 travel risk list

(CNN) — Island destinations from the Caribbean Sea to the Indian Ocean joined a handful of Eastern European countries among the latest places deemed “very high” risk for travel by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mauritius, Albania and Serbia on Monday moved to the “Level 4: Covid-19 … Read more

COVID-19 live updates: Over 243,000 kids test positive in 1 week, nearly setting new record

COVID-19 live updates: Over 243,000 kids test positive in 1 week, nearly setting new record

More than 243,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 last week, marking the second-highest week ever for pediatric cases, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.Students arrive at Ambridge Area Senior High School on the first day of Pennsylvania’s mask mandate for K-12 schools and day care centers on Sept. 7, … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: ‘Spike’ of 122 new cases reported, province holds live update

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

New Brunswick has recorded a big bump in positive COVID-19 cases related to Campbellton and Moncton clusters as multiple schools and daycares are closed Monday. The province announced 122 new cases of the virus Monday, accumulated over the weekend. Positive cases have been detected in 11 schools and three childcare facilities in the Moncton, Fredericton and … Read more

After long delay, Congo’s Tshisekedi receives COVID-19 vaccine

After long delay, Congo's Tshisekedi receives COVID-19 vaccine

Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo addresses a press conference after the G20 Compact with Africa conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany August 27, 2021. Tobias Schwarz/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoKINSHASA, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi has received his first dose of the Moderna (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine, the … Read more

School in Melbourne’s inner north defends stance on remote learning despite COVID-19 outbreak

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The founder of a Melbourne primary school at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak has defended the decision to invite parents to send their children during lockdown, saying it is not on the “lunatic fringe”.Key points:The Fitzroy Community School campus has been listed as a tier 1 exposure siteThe school’s founder says parents were given the … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine Australia rollout tracker by state: total number of people and per cent vaccinated, daily vaccine doses and rate of progress | Australia news

Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout began in late February. Here we bring together the latest figures to track the progress of the rollout and Covid vaccination schedule. The data shows the total doses given in Australia, people vaccinated in Australian states and the percentage of the population who have received one dose or are double dose … Read more

ACT records 13 new COVID-19 infections, as vaccination bookings open for 12-15-year-olds

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The ACT has recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases.Of the new cases, only two were in quarantine for their entire infectious period.Ten people spent some time in the community while infectious, while the isolation status of one person is still under investigation.There are nine people with COVID-19 in hospital in the ACT, with three in intensive care and one person on … Read more

Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Two Brisbane school students have tested positive to COVID-19 but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says authorities are a “lot more comfortable” about the state’s most recent outbreak.Key points:The cases from the Sunnybank cluster have been in home quarantine38 per cent of eligible Queenslanders are now fully vaccinatedThe vaccination program has opened for 12- to 15-year-oldsMs Palaszczuk said the local … Read more

New York hospital pauses baby deliveries after Covid-19 resignations

New York hospital pauses baby deliveries after Covid-19 resignations

Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, about 60 miles northeast of Syracuse, will stop deliveries after September 24, said Gerald Cayer, chief executive of the Lewis County Health System.”We are unable to safely staff the service after September 24. The number of resignations received leaves us no choice but to pause delivering babies at Lewis … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

Sugarloaf Senior High School in Campbellton, N.B., wrote to parents Sunday to alert them to a new case of COVID-19.  Monday classes will be cancelled for Grade 11 students in the school. Remote learning will be conducted for them instead. Grade 11 students and their parents were to be provided more information about the situation on … Read more

Have climate change warriors fuelled rise of Australia’s COVID-19 anti-vaxxers?

Protesters gather in a park, with one woman holding a red sign reading "Not anti-vax, pro choice, my body my choice"

Not sure if you have noticed, but there is a curious crossover in political ideology right now, as an increasingly vocal number of Australians begin pushing back against COVID-19 vaccinations.As we head towards the pointy end of the vaccination rollout, this could become a burning and highly divisive issue within the community, one which may … Read more

Charlottetown schools closed following outbreak of COVID-19

Charlottetown schools closed following outbreak of COVID-19

In-person classes at West Royalty Elementary School in Charlottetown will be cancelled for at least a week, and others in the family of schools belonging to Charlottetown Rural High School and Colonel Gray High School will be cancelled for at least three days following an outbreak of COVID-19. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King made the announcement at a … Read more

Rep. Joe Morelle says he has tested positive for Covid-19

Rep. Joe Morelle says he has tested positive for Covid-19

“After experiencing mild symptoms, I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have followed all guidance from the Center for Disease Control & my physician and will remain isolated until it is safe to resume official duties,” Morelle, a Democrat, wrote in a tweet. “Thankfully, I’m fully vaccinated so my symptoms remain mild.” “I urge everyone … Read more

NFL pushing closer to COVID-19 vaccination goal, all but 5 teams have player vaccination rate of 90% or above

NFL pushing closer to COVID-19 vaccination goal, all but 5 teams have player vaccination rate of 90% or above

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is moving closer to its goal of getting as many players vaccinated as possible, with nearly 94% of all players on Week 1 rosters getting the COVID-19 vaccine.According to the NFL, 93.5% of all players and more than 99% of all club personnel are vaccinated. There are 17 teams … Read more

India reports 28,591 new COVID-19 cases

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Sputnik 11:49 AM | September 12, 2021 The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 4.624 million and over 224.2 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland’s Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources. The United States … Read more

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination introduced for Queensland health workers

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Queensland Health Workers must get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 30 and be fully inoculated by the end of October.Key points:Health Minister Yvette D’Ath announced the mandate this morningShe said measured would be taken to address unvaccinated health workersSome measures include re-deployment in different roles for those not wanting to get … Read more

Australia buys additional 1 mln doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Australia buys additional 1 mln doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly-empty city centre street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra SandersCANBERRA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Australia has purchased an additional 1 … Read more

New Zealand buys further 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines as cluster grows

New Zealand buys further 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines as cluster grows

A medical worker administers a COVID-19 test at a testing clinic during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona GoodallCANBERRA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – New Zealand has purchased 500,000 doses of Pfizer’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine from Denmark, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said … Read more

Avoid Travel To These 70+ Destinations Where Covid-19 Risk Very High

Avoid Travel To These 70+ Destinations Where Covid-19 Risk Very High

Before you plan an international get-away, make sure that you check the Centers for Disease Control … [+] and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination first. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images If you’re planning on traveling to Réunion for that big reunion or the Isle of Man to … Read more

COVID-19 pandemic inspires ‘last mile’ solution in Brazil’s favelas, largely ignored by delivery companies and the country’s postal service

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Workers in Brazil’s biggest city unload an air fryer, a gaming chair and a 40-inch television from a truck and carried them into a small distribution centre where they’re soon be sent to nearby homes.Their speedy dispatch would be nothing special in most of Sao Paulo.But these items were bound for homes in Paraisopolis, one of the … Read more

Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19

Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19

Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19.”This is the best result we could have hoped for,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young confirmed the outbreak came from New South Wales.”We got confirmation that two of the three gentlemen who crossed the border from NSW into Queensland and then one of them went and … Read more

A third LCSO employee dies from COVID-19 complications

A third LCSO employee dies from COVID-19 complications

LEE COUNTY The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has announced the death of another employee due to COVID-19 complications. And, on Saturday, a memorial was held for Wyvett Moore. The soul that lied in a casket on Saturday was a mother, a friend and a wife. Gerriahya Moore is Wyvett’s daughter. “Words can’t explain … Read more

Chinatown Complex closed after Covid-19 cluster with 66 cases; S’pore reports 555 new infections, Health News & Top Stories

Chinatown Complex closed after Covid-19 cluster with 66 cases; S’pore reports 555 new infections, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Chinatown Complex will be closed to all members of the public from 3pm on Sunday (Sept 12) to 11.59pm on Wednesday, as the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a total of 66 Covid-19 cases linked to the cluster there. Singapore also reported a total of 555 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Sept 11), including … Read more

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ottawa rise on Saturday; 75 new cases

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ottawa rise on Saturday; 75 new cases

OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Health says 75 more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 is also on the rise. To date, OPH has recorded 28,828 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city since the pandemic began. The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 594 residents. … Read more

17 dead, 925 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Sindh in a day

17 dead, 925 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Sindh in a day

KARACHI: As many as 17 more patients of Covid-19 died and 925 new cases emerged during the last 24 hours in the Sindh province, ARY NEWS reported quoting Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. In a statement issued today, the chief minister said that 17 patients of COVID-19 lost their lives in a day,  lifting … Read more

2 classrooms quarantined due to COVID-19 in the Madison School District | Local Education

2 classrooms quarantined due to COVID-19 in the Madison School District | Local Education

Students, teachers and staff in two classrooms in the Madison School District have been required to quarantine since the start of the new school year, the district said Friday.District spokesperson Tim LeMonds said the effort was done out of an abundance of caution to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 after one or more students, … Read more

Australia’s Queensland state warns of possible COVID-19 lockdown

Australia's Queensland state warns of possible COVID-19 lockdown

A lone man sits at a deserted Federation Square on the first day of a lockdown, as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra SandersAustralia tops 2,000 cases for first timePolice fine former PM Abbott for not wearing maskCANBERRA, Sept … Read more

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – September 11

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak - September 11

New dates for Countdown Manurewa is the latest addition to the Ministry of Health’s locations of interest list related to the Covid-19 Delta outbreak in the community. An additional date for Countdown Manurewa was added onto the list, September 9. The Ministry of Health is advising those who visited the supermarket on the specified time … Read more

Pakistan’s COVID-19 tally crosses 1.2mn mark

Pakistan’s COVID-19 tally crosses 1.2mn mark

Pakistan reports 82 more COVID-19 related deaths in last 24 hours. Photo: file     ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s tally for the novel coronavirus cases crossed 1.2 million mark as 3,480 new infections were reported during the past 24 hours, National Command and Operation Centre’s data showed Saturday morning.According to the latest figures of NCOC, the country total … Read more

9/11, COVID-19 And The Travel Industry

9/11, COVID-19 And The Travel Industry

Betty Ong, flight attendant on Flight 11, the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center … [+] on 9/11. Ong heroiclly reported information on the hijackers until her plane crashed into the World Trade Center. (Photo By LIZ HAFALIA/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Saturday, September … Read more