ACT records 13 new COVID-19 cases as international students given the green light to return to university next year

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The ACT has recorded 13 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.Key points:The ACT has recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last nightVaccinated international students can return to study in the ACT for the beginning of the 2022 academic yearThe territory’s universities say the pandemic created ‘pent up demand’ for international students … Read more

English school return spurred COVID in children, but cases fell in adults – study

English school return spurred COVID in children, but cases fell in adults - study

Students attend a lesson at Weaverham High School, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown begins to ease, in Cheshire, Britain, March 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File PhotoImperial study finds September rise in child COVID casesEpidemic shrinks in younger to middle aged adultsOver 100,000 tests processed in latest roundLONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – COVID-19 infections in children … Read more

Students, staff on quarantine order can return to class if they have negative Covid-19 ART results, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

Students, staff on quarantine order can return to class if they have negative Covid-19 ART results, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Students and staff  under quarantine orders can return to school from Monday (Oct 11) if they feel well and get a negative antigen rapid test (ART) result for Covid-19 the day before. With the new rules, quarantine orders, leave of absence or approved absence will no longer apply for primary and secondary schools, and … Read more

Snowbirds eye return to Florida even as sunshine state battles COVID-19

Snowbirds eye return to Florida even as sunshine state battles COVID-19

Karen Patrick had a lovely time hanging out in New Brunswick last winter, but she’d rather have spent some of that time somewhere warmer — namely at her Florida condo. The retired nurse last saw her condo as the grip of the global pandemic took hold and she hurriedly packed her bags amid calls from Ottawa … Read more

Russia’s COVID-19 deaths return to record daily highs

Russia's COVID-19 deaths return to record daily highs

A medical specialist wearing protective gear transports a person on a stretcher at a hospital for patients infected with COVID-19, on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana MakeyevaMOSCOW, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday reported 820 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, matching an all-time high set on Aug. 26, … Read more

SA to return to some dancing, stand-up drinking as COVID-19 testing requirements for Queensland travellers dropped

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South Australians will be able to stand up and drink in beer gardens and other outdoor venues from Thursday, with the state’s authorities also set to ease COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers from south-east Queensland.Key points:Dancing will be allowed for up to 50 people at private functionsPeople will be able to stand up and drink … Read more