Doja Cat pulls out of Jingle Ball performances after crew members tests COVID-19 positive

Doja Cat pulls out of Jingle Ball performances after crew members tests COVID-19 positive

Doja Cat pulls out of Jingle Ball performances after crew members tests COVID-19 positiveFamed US rapper Doja Cat will no longer perform at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball events in New York City and Boston this weekend, after members from her production team tested positive for COVID-19.On Friday, the Need To Know singer took to her … Read more

Travellers to Ireland from Great Britain must take Covid tests for five days | Ireland

People who travel to Ireland from Great Britain will be required to undertake daily lateral flow tests for five consecutive days after arrival, the Irish government announced on Thursday night.The tests will be in addition to the recently announced requirement that travellers to the republic have a negative PCR or lateral flow test before boarding … Read more

Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, was scheduled to hold a 3 p.m. ET briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the province. However, the news conference has been postponed until  2 p.m. Friday, the Ministry of Health says. Ontario’s group of expert advisers on COVID-19 is recommending health officials implement voluntary rapid testing … Read more

Growing use of home Covid-19 tests leaves health agencies in the dark about unreported cases

Growing use of home Covid-19 tests leaves health agencies in the dark about unreported cases

When fans of the band Phish started falling ill with Covid-19 all over the country after a Halloween concert weekend in Las Vegas, public health officials were largely in the dark about what appears to have been a superspreader event. In a Facebook post from mid-November with hundreds of responses, concertgoers compared symptoms and positive … Read more

Singapore reports 552 new COVID-19 infections and 13 deaths; 1 more imported case tests positive for Omicron variant

Singapore reports 552 new COVID-19 infections and 13 deaths; 1 more imported case tests positive for Omicron variant

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 552 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths linked to the coronavirus as of noon on Sunday (Dec 5). The Ministry of Health (MOH) also reported one more imported COVID-19 case who has tested “preliminarily positive” for the Omicron variant. Case 273611 is a 37-year-old Singapore permanent resident who arrived in Singapore from … Read more

Another Omicron Covid case detected in India, Zimbabwe returnee in Jamnagar tests positive

A health worker conducts Covid-19 testing of commuters  (HT_PRINT)

A man in Gujarat’s Jamnagar has tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19, said state health department on Saturday.  The man, 72, had recently returned from Zimbabwe. His sample was sent for genome sequencing after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. “A person has been found to be Omicron positive in Jamnagar. We … Read more

To fight Omicron, Biden to add travel rules, make at-home COVID tests free

To fight Omicron, Biden to add travel rules, make at-home COVID tests free

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday will lay out his strategy to fight the Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants over the winter, including free and insurer-funded at-home COVID-19 testing and new requirements for international travelers.The U.S. government will require private health insurers to reimburse their 150 million customers for 100% … Read more

Dutch say pre-flight tests needed as most COVID passengers from S.Africa were vaccinated

Dutch say pre-flight tests needed as most COVID passengers from S.Africa were vaccinated

People walk outside XL Schiphol test pavilion after Dutch health authorities said that 61 people who arrived in Amsterdam on flights from South Africa tested positive for COVID-19, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 27, 2021. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/file photoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterAMSTERDAM, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Dutch health authorities called for pre-flight COVID-19 … Read more

Tanishaa Mukerji tests COVID positive, says she’s currently isolating

Tanishaa Mukerji tests COVID positive, says she’s currently isolating

Tanishaa Mukerji tests COVID positive, says she’s currently isolating Bollywood actress Tanishaa Mukerji, who has a massive fan following on various social networking platforms, took to her Instagram handle to share that she has tested positive for COVID-19. In her Instagram Story, shared on Saturday, the Neal n Nikki actress also informed her fans and followers … Read more

K-Pop Star Lisa of Blackpink Tests Positive for Covid

K-Pop Star Lisa of Blackpink Tests Positive for Covid

Lalisa Manoban, a global megastar who performs as Lisa in the K-pop group Blackpink, tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, her production company announced.The other members of Blackpink — Jennie, Jisoo and Rosé — all tested negative for the virus, the production company, YG Entertainment, said in an emailed statement on Thursday. The band’s … Read more

No Covid-19 PCR tests available in ten counties

No Covid-19 PCR tests available in ten counties

There are no Covid-19 PCR tests available in ten counties, according to the Health Service Executive’s portal this morning. Yesterday morning, there were no PCR tests for Covid-19 available today through the HSE’s self-referral portal in 13 counties. And this morning, according to the HSE’s portal, there are no PCR tests available in Carlow, Cork, … Read more

Victorian child tests positive for COVID-19 after travelling to South Australia

A woman with grey hair

South Australia has recorded its first official COVID-19 case since yesterday’s opening of borders to Victoria, NSW and the ACT.Key points:SA opened its borders to NSW, Victoria and the ACT yesterdayA Victorian girl has returned home after testing positive in SAAnother Victorian tested positive for COVID-19, but it is deemed an old infectionThe case – … Read more

Plans for cheaper Covid antigen tests being finalised

Plans for cheaper Covid antigen tests being finalised

Plans to provide cheaper antigen tests are still being finalised today as discussions on the matter continued last night. The Cabinet will this morning get an update on the trajectory of the Covid-19 virus and the roll-out of booster vaccines. The possibility that the retail sector could play a part in providing subsidised antigen tests … Read more

Baby boy tests positive for COVID-19 in Hobart quarantine after flight from Melbourne

An Asian woman in black coat wheels two big suitcases outside the arrivals door of an airport

An 18-month-old boy who travelled from Melbourne to Hobart with his mother last Thursday has tested positive to COVID-19.Key points:The baby and his mother were stopped at Hobart Airport and taken to hotel quarantine Both were tested for COVID-19 with Public Health Tasmania informed of the boy’s positive test on SundayHobart’s airport is listed as a low-risk … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Person tests positive for virus in Hawke’s Bay

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Person tests positive for virus in Hawke's Bay

The 90% Project is an NZ Herald initiative that aims to reach all New Zealanders to get the word out about vaccination so we can save lives and restore freedoms. Video / NZ HeraldA person has tested positive for Covid-19 in Hawke’s Bay.Hawke’s Bay District Health Board says the case had travelled from Auckland and … Read more

Ontario to offer take-home rapid COVID-19 tests to students over winter break

Ontario to offer take-home rapid COVID-19 tests to students over winter break

Minister of Health Christine Elliott is scheduled to hold a 2 p.m. ET news conference in Toronto. According to her office, Elliott will be joined by Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health. You’ll be able to watch that news conference live in this story. Ontario says it … Read more

COVID updates: Results from ‘priority tests’ expected amid concerns about NT’s growing coronavirus cluster – as it happened

COVID updates: Results from 'priority tests' expected amid concerns about NT's growing coronavirus cluster - as it happened

What do we know about COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 12? With almost 60 per cent of Australian children aged 12 to 15 now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the focus is turning to younger age groups.This week Israel followed the United States in clearing the Pfizer vaccine for use in those aged between five and 11.Australia’s medical regulator, … Read more

Covid-19: Person tests positive in Christchurch

Covid-19: Person tests positive in Christchurch

A person has tested positive for Covid-19 in Christchurch, Stuff understands. The community case is expected to be announced at Wednesday’s 1pm media briefing. A Ministry of Health spokesperson declined to comment when asked about the case. It’s been several weeks since anyone tested positive for Covid-19 in the South Island. READ MORE:* Covid-19: The … Read more

FDA Expands Recall of Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests

FDA Expands Recall of Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests

Share on PinterestExperts say both false positive and false negative results are a concern when it comes to at-home COVID-19 tests. PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP /AFP via Getty ImagesFederal officials have expanded their recall of the at-home COVID-19 test kits manufactured by Ellume due to concerns over false-positive results.Experts say false-positive results are an issue because people … Read more

Student at Onehunga High School tests positive for Covid-19

Student at Onehunga High School tests positive for Covid-19

A student at Onehunga High School has tested positive for Covid-19. In an email to parents and staff, the Auckland school said it was notified of the positive case on Sunday, and the student was infectious on Monday and Tuesday of last week. Senior students have been asked to work from home today and tomorrow. … Read more

As Patreon tests the waters, can crypto open doors for content creators?

As Patreon tests the waters, can crypto open doors for content creators?

As the digital asset market continues to break new ground, seemingly with each passing day, there is no denying the fact that crypto adoption has continued to increase at a fairly rapid pace globally. In this regard, it now appears as though online content creator platform Patreon is actively looking to devise its very own … Read more

Glasgow COVID-19 Lab Passes 20 Million Tests

Glasgow COVID-19 Lab Passes 20 Million Tests

More than 20 million tests now analysed at Glasgow’s lab to cut COVID-19 transmission Visit follows net zero ambitions announced for UK health services at COP26 The Glasgow Lighthouse Lab has now analysed more than 20 million COVID-19 tests, as Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid visited the lab today [Wednesday 10 November] to … Read more

How some Canadian travellers are getting free COVID-19 tests in the U.S. to return home

How some Canadian travellers are getting free COVID-19 tests in the U.S. to return home

When Ian Hutcheon inquired about getting a COVID-19 test last month at a Walgreens pharmacy in Gold Canyon, Ariz., before his flight home to Calgary, he got a pleasant surprise. “I happened to ask to speak to the pharmacist, who said, ‘Oh, we can test you for free,’” said Hutcheon. “I was a little incredulous, but … Read more

Covid-19: Avondale College pupils told to stay home after student tests positive

Covid-19: Avondale College pupils told to stay home after student tests positive

Senior students at an Auckland high school have been asked to study from home tomorrow after a student tested positive for Covid-19. In an email sent to parents and caregivers, and posted on the school website on Sunday evening, Avondale College principal Lyndy Watkinson said the student was at school while infectious, on Tuesday and … Read more

Tongan Covid case tests negative after second test, risk considered low

Tongan Covid case tests negative after second test, risk considered low

ALDEN WILLIAMS/StuffA person who tested positive for Covid-19 in Tonga after flying from Christchurch last Wednesday has returned a negative result following a second test. (File photo).A person who tested positive for Covid-19 in Tonga after flying from Christchurch has returned a negative result following a second test, Tongan media is reporting. Matangi Tonga said … Read more

Sidney Crosby tests positive for COVID-19

Sidney Crosby tests positive for COVID-19

The Pittsburgh Penguins placed star centre Sidney Crosby and defenceman Brian Dumoulin in the COVID-19 protocol on Wednesday after both tested positive. Coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby is dealing with mild symptoms while Dumoulin remains asymptomatic. Crosby’s positive test came less than a week after he made his season debut, missing the opening six games while … Read more

China locks down Shanghai Disneyland and tests 34,000 visitors after single Covid case | China

As fireworks lit up the sky over Shanghai Disney Resort on Sunday, chatter began to spread through the crowds. Qian, a young Chinese woman who’d decided to spend her Halloween at the theme park, saw a Weibo alert from Disney saying the park had closed and rides had stopped. No more guests could enter Disneyland … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Teacher at Henderson creche tests positive

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Teacher at Henderson creche tests positive

What we know about the new ‘Delta plus’ variant now detected in Australia. Video / ABC AustraliaA West Auckland childcare centre has temporarily closed after a teacher tested positive for Covid-19.So far, no one else has tested positive at Living & Learning Family Centre in Henderson – including the children who were in the teacher’s … Read more

Covid-19: Mt Albert Grammar principal ‘confident’ after student tests positive

Covid-19: Mt Albert Grammar principal 'confident' after student tests positive

The principal of an Auckland college is “really confident” the school community is safe after a student tested positive for Covid-19. The Mt Albert Grammar School student attended classes from October 26 to 28. Principal Patrick Drumm emailed parents on Sunday evening, saying the school would be closed on Monday to identify close contacts. He … Read more

Covid-19: Students at east Auckland’s Macleans College asked to stay at home after staff member tests positive

Covid-19: Students at east Auckland's Macleans College asked to stay at home after staff member tests positive

Abigail Dougherty/StuffA support staff member has tested positive.A staff member at east Auckland’s Macleans College has tested positive for Covid-19. The support staff member had not been in any contact with students, a message on the school’s website stated. All students would return to remote learning for Monday and Tuesday to allow any impacted staff … Read more

Covid rapid antigen tests: how do they work, and can Australians rely on them? | Coronavirus

From Monday, Australians can buy rapid antigen Covid-19 tests at retail stores including supermarkets and pharmacies, and also online. Previously, only health professionals were able to administer them. Australia’s drugs regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has so far approved nine different home rapid antigen tests for sale.They cost roughly $30 for a packet of … Read more

Covid lab returned four positive results from 2,400 Sheffield tests | Coronavirus

The laboratory at the centre of the Covid testing fiasco returned just four positive results out of more than 2,400 tests sent to it from one city, the Guardian has learned, raising questions about why it was not discovered sooner.The positivity rate of just 0.2% from Sheffield tests sent to the Wolverhampton lab run by … Read more

Firm that gave 43,000 false Covid results still processing PCR tests | Coronavirus

The company at the heart of a fiasco that saw up to 43,000 people wrongly given negative Covid results is still processing PCR tests for travel and one of its senior member of staff has been seconded to work within the UK Health Security Agency, the Guardian has learned.Immensa, whose privately run Wolverhampton laboratory was … Read more

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

An aeroplane taking off with airport buildings behind

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

A COVID testing station sign with a truck passing in the background on the other side of the road

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

Protesters throw a milk crate at security

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