President’s wife Samina Alvi tests positive for Covid-19

ISLAMABAD: The wife of President Arif Alvi, Samina Alvi, said on Thursday that she had tested positive for Covid-19. “I was tested positive for covid, day before,” said the president’s wife on Twitter and added that she was “doing well” and was only experiencing some weakness. I was tested positive for covid, day before. I have … Read more

Truck driver who spent 48 hours in WA returns positive COVID-19 test but no lockdown planned

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A truck driver who spent 48 hours in WA has tested positive for COVID-19, the WA Health Minister has announced.Key points:The driver wore a face mask while out of the truckThe Health Minister described the risk as “low”No lockdown or restrictions will be imposed at this stageBut neither a lockdown nor any other restrictions are being … Read more

COVID-19 ‘weak positive’ result in SA traveller to NSW sends five close contacts into quarantine

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SA Health is investigating a potential coronavirus case after a young man who recently travelled from South Australia to New South Wales returned a “very weakly positive” result.Key points:The man left South Australia for New South Wales on ThursdaySA Health was informed he had returned a “weak positive” resultFive people have been sent into quarantine as investigations … Read more

Covid-19: Three people test positive for virus in Waikato

Covid-19: Three people test positive for virus in Waikato

Three people in Waikato have returned positive Covid-19 tests after coming into contact with a remand prisoner released on e-monitored bail from Auckland’s Mt Eden Prison. The household members of the remand prisoner reside in Kaiaua/Whakatīwai, Waikato and two of them attend Mangatangi School on the Hauraki Plains. The region and the school are currently … 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

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

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

Mine worker tests positive for COVID-19 in South Australia after arriving on flight from Sydney

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South Australia has recorded one new local case of COVID-19, in a mine worker who flew in yesterday from Sydney.Key points:The worker went straight into quarantine at the Atura Hotel at Adelaide Airport, per company policyHe received his positive test result late on Friday nightAuthorities are also monitoring the situation in Queensland after cases were identified thereHe arrived … Read more

A second Tiger tests positive for COVID; Drew Carlton called up from Toledo

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DETROIT — Detroit Tigers left-handed reliever Miguel Del Pozo was placed on the COVID injured list after testing positive Friday morning.Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Del Pozo felt ill on Thursday night and a test confirmed COVID-19.Del Pozo is the first Tiger to test positive since a mini-outbreak four days ago in Pittsburgh.Reliever Joe Jimenez … Read more

Sask. requires COVID-19 positive people to isolate, does not implement masking or vaccine mandates

Sask. requires COVID-19 positive people to isolate, does not implement masking or vaccine mandates

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced Friday that the province will again require COVID-19 positive people and close contacts who are not vaccinated to self-isolate for 10 days. Moe announced a series of responses to stresses the health care-system is experiencing. “This fourth wave is concerning for all of us,” Moe said. “The evidence is overwhelming. … Read more