Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Push for mandatory vaccination for key health workers

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Push for mandatory vaccination for key health workers

Auckland shifted to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday after over a month under Alert Level 4 restrictions. Video / Jed Bradley / Mark Mitchell / Dean Purcell / Jason OxenhamCOVID LATEST:* The 90% Project: Phil Goff – Why Aucklanders should get vaccinated today* Surprise vaccine proposal catches Parliament unawares* Covid-19: Experts answer five questions we’re … Read more

Confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in Baie Verte area with 42 cases linked to outbreak

Confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in Baie Verte area with 42 cases linked to outbreak

Dr. Rosann Seviour, acting chief medical officer of health, says public health officials have detected community spread in the Baie Verte area. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador/YouTube) Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the majority of them in the Central Health region and linked to a growing outbreak in the Baie … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Infected prisoner made four stops before arriving at bail address

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Infected prisoner made four stops before arriving at bail address

Auckland moves to level 3 for two weeks, rest of NZ in level 2 – with changes. Video / NZ HeraldThe prisoner who recently tested positive for Covid-19 made four stops including at two private addresses, before arriving at his bail address at Whakatīwai.His bail conditions required him to be collected by a family member … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Government faces tough alert level decision

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Government faces tough alert level decision

There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on September 18th. Video / NZ Herald The Government will face one of its toughest decisions yet when it meets on Monday to decide whether Auckland should drop to level 3 restrictions, Covid commentators say.Health teams might not have all the answers about where and … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 13 new community cases – PM Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 13 new community cases - PM Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield

There are 13 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today – including a truck driver who left Auckland.The driver was tested after isolating for being a household contact of another case, director general of health Ashley Bloomfield said.The truck driver travelled to Hamilton, Cambridge and Tauranga but it’s unclear if he was infectious during … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Positive cases travelled on the Western train line

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Positive cases travelled on the Western train line

Auckland’s level 4 lockdown has been extended but Cabinet has made an in-principle decision to shift the region down to level 3 at 11.59pm on September 21. Video / NZ HeraldThe Ministry of Health has released a number of new locations of interest, including several trips on the Western train line, with the most recent … Read more

China moves to contain fresh Covid outbreak in south-east Fujian province | China

China is pushing to contain a coronavirus outbreak in the south-eastern Fujian province with measures including mass testing, suspended transport services and closures of bars and cinemas.There were at least 85 cases recorded in Fujian province as of Monday. That figure includes symptomatic and asymptomatic cases, which Chinese authorities count separately.The South China Morning Post … Read more

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

The front entrance to a school.

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

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

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