Friend of man missing in outback Queensland tests positive to COVID-19

Police vehicle parked outside outback pub.

The search for a man missing in outback Queensland has taken a bizarre twist, with one of the people he was camping with since testing positive to COVID-19.Key points:At least one person who had been camping with missing man Jeremiah Rivers has returned a positive COVID testIt is unclear if the man contracted the virus … Read more

U.S. homeland security secretary tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. homeland security secretary tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a U.S.-Mexico High Level Security Dialogue (HLSD) at the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico, October 8, 2021. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERSOct 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning, the Department … Read more

France tests crypto assets in series of government bond deals

France tests crypto assets in series of government bond deals

France has used digital assets and blockchain technology in a series of bond transactions, marking one of the most significant trials to date of cryptocurrencies in a leading established market.A consortium of France’s biggest financial market participants utilised a digital currency issued by the Banque de France as part of the 10-month experiment in the country’s … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Person on Waiheke Island tests positive – board chair

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Person on Waiheke Island tests positive - board chair

Auckland has seen a surge in Covid cases with 94 reported today – the highest daily number since the pandemic arrived in this country in March last year. A total of 87 are in Auckland and seven in Waikato.A person on Waiheke Island has tested positive for Covid, local board chair Cath Handley says.The Herald … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 2 more deaths, 133 new cases, rapid tests offered in circuit breaker areas

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

New Brunswick recorded two more COVID-related deaths Thursday and 133 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial dashboard shows. Sixty-three people are in hospital because of the virus, including 19 in intensive care. That’s down from 68 and 27 respectively on Wednesday. There are now 1,103 active cases across the province. A total of  81.8 per cent of … Read more

Arizona Cardinals receive three positive COVID-19 tests this week, source says

Arizona Cardinals receive three positive COVID-19 tests this week, source says

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have had three positive COVID-19 tests this week, a source told ESPN NFL insider Dan Graziano on Thursday, putting the team one positive test away from going into intensive protocols.That would mean more testing for several players and personnel.Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland Hospital staff member tests positive

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland Hospital staff member tests positive

The Ministry of Health has announced 60 new community cases of Covid-19 today along with updates on the positive case that travelled through Northland plus MIQ changes for Hamilton. Video / NZ HeraldA staff member at Auckland Hospital has tested positive for Covid-19.The Auckland DHB says the fully-vaccinated worker tested positive on Saturday.The DHB says … Read more

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

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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

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19, but has no symptoms, according to a court statement that said he would miss Friday’s investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett.Kavanaugh, 56, tested positive just days before the court is scheduled to open its new term and resume … Read more

Second truck driver in two days tests positive for COVID-19 after being in South Australia

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A second truck driver in two days has tested positive for COVID-19 after being in South Australia.Key points:A truck driver tested positive for COVID-19 while in SA on WednesdayAnother driver with the virus was in the state todayTruck drivers are meant to have had at least one vaccine doseThe truck driver in his 30s visited … Read more

Patients turned away from GP clinics because of COVID-19 concerns despite negative tests

A mother with three children.

Doctors are refusing to see children with flu-like symptoms even if they are COVID-negative, forcing parents to resort to calling ambulances or attend hospital emergency departments for seasonal ailments, a union says.Key points:An Adelaide mum who was trying to book a GP appointment for her son says she was repeatedly turned awayCurrent SA Health advice recommends anyone with … Read more

Second Melbourne anti-lockdown protester tests positive to COVID-19

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A second person who took part in anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne has tested positive to COVID-19, health authorities have confirmed.Key points:The Geelong man from his 30s tested positive during the weekHe was likely infectious while at the protest, COVID response commander Jeroen Weimar saysA Melbourne man was earlier hospitalised with COVID-19 after attending … Read more

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