Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Business groups welcome Level 3 in Auckland

Business leaders are welcoming news that Auckland will drop down an alert level midnight Tuesday, although firms want to see more flexibility and continued financial support. “It will be a long and hard road back to economic health but at last thousands of Auckland businesses locked down can reopen and reduce the burden and stress… Continue reading Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Business groups welcome Level 3 in Auckland

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Primary school now a location of interest after student tests positive

A primary school where a pupil who has tested positive for Covid-19 attends has officially been named as a location of interest. Mangatangi School, in the Waikato region, is among new locations released by the Ministry of Health this morning. The school is connected to at least one student who has tested positive for the… Continue reading Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Primary school now a location of interest after student tests positive

Delta drag: Only 235,000 jobs added back to US economy in August

New York (CNN Business)US retail sales increased last month as consumers continued to dish out on clothing, furniture and groceries despite rising cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant. Sales beat economists’ expectations, increasing 0.7% in August from the month prior, the Census Bureau said Thursday. Economists surveyed by Refinitiv had forecast a 0.8% drop for… Continue reading Delta drag: Only 235,000 jobs added back to US economy in August

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Act says the Government did not test contact tracing system, the Government says Act has its definition wrong

The Act Party is accusing the Government of not having properly tested its contact tracing system prior to the latest outbreak, leading to delays which potentially fuelled the spread of the outbreak. The error is especially egregious because Sir Brian Roche’s review of the February outbreak in Auckland specifically recommended the Government regularly “stress test”… Continue reading Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Act says the Government did not test contact tracing system, the Government says Act has its definition wrong

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: What we know about Auckland’s mystery cases

Health teams seeking to take Auckland out of its strict level 4 lockdown have narrowed their focus to about three mystery Covid cases and seven key suburbs in a bid to assure themselves there is no undetected transmission in the community. Currently, there are 10 new Covid cases from the last 14 days yet to… Continue reading Covid 19 Delta outbreak: What we know about Auckland’s mystery cases

Mu Covid Variant: Los Angeles Officials Say First Cases Of New Strain Have Arrived

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday said U.S. public health officials are “keeping a very close eye” on a new variant of Covid-19 that was first detected in Columbia. Known as B.1.621 or the “Mu variant” according to the World Health Organization nomenclature, it has “a constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape,”… Continue reading Mu Covid Variant: Los Angeles Officials Say First Cases Of New Strain Have Arrived

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Bill Ralston – failure to ensure prompt vaccine supply the Govt’s worst mistake

OPINION: It is time we all had a little talk. Please, please, don’t listen to Covid-19 nutcases. I’ll give you a couple of examples of crazies to ignore. Walking down the beach outside our house on my twice-daily dog walk during the current lockdown, I encountered a woman striding in the opposite direction. Pulling the… Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Bill Ralston – failure to ensure prompt vaccine supply the Govt’s worst mistake

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Auckland lockdown could last ‘three to four weeks’, expert says

University of Auckland Covid-19 modeller Shaun Hendy has warned a longer lockdown could be on the cards for Auckland. Hendy told Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis-Allan the reproductive value is very likely under one, which means over time we will bring this outbreak under control. “If we’re going to eliminate this outbreak it does have… Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Auckland lockdown could last ‘three to four weeks’, expert says

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Lockdown bus driver attack – teen girl tries to gouge out eye

Three youths attacked an Auckland bus driver, with one teenage girl allegedly trying to gauge out the 69-year-old’s eye. After a tussle involving the 14- and 15-year-olds – two girls and one boy – the driver, who did not want to be named, says he managed to push them off his bus before calling police.… Continue reading Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Lockdown bus driver attack – teen girl tries to gouge out eye

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s New York UN trip likely canned

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will likely not go to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, as previously hoped. Ardern’s team had tentatively pencilled in an appearance at the event, particularly its leaders week, which is held in the later half of September. The plans were high level and never finalised and never announced.… Continue reading Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s New York UN trip likely canned

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Policing lockdown – Commissioner, minister brief MPs

Police Minister Poto Williams and Police Commissioner Andrew Coster are briefing MPs this morning on the police enforcement of the Covid-19 Delta outbreak. Police are charged with enforcing the rules of the lockdown, including the mandatory wearing of masks in places such as supermarkets. There have also been cases of arrests at anti-vaxxer protests, people… Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Policing lockdown – Commissioner, minister brief MPs

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Supermarket boss supports butchers opening – if ‘strategy’ is safe

Supermarkets are “scrambling” to keep their shelves stocked and their doors open as they face an 80 per cent increase in business since the start of the national lockdown. And the head of one of New Zealand’s major supermarket companies supports butchers – and other food supply businesses – opening during level 4 restrictions if… Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Supermarket boss supports butchers opening – if ‘strategy’ is safe

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Locations of interest top more than 250 different locations

The Ministry of Health have released 12 new locations of interest including a gym in South Auckland and a busy Auckland CBD store. They are within Auckland and are spread across central, south and west Auckland. Although not yet featuring on the Ministry of Health’s list, the NZ School of Tourism on Queen Street told… Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Locations of interest top more than 250 different locations

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak – Heather du Plessis-Allan: Getting jabbed won’t stop another lockdown

OPINION: How many more of these level 4 lockdowns do you want to go through? Before you answer that, know that this is probably not a short lockdown for many of us.Aucklanders at the very least will be confined to our homes for four weeks – maybe “even longer” – according to the Government’s top… Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak – Heather du Plessis-Allan: Getting jabbed won’t stop another lockdown

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Passion Bakery owner – a location of interest – turned away at Northcote after waiting all day for a test

The owners of the Passion Bakery in Birkdale – a location of interest – have been unable to get tested, despite waiting nine hours in line. Allan Eng and Linda Chea, brought their two young kids and queued for the Northcote testing centre on Auckland’s North Shore at 8:30am. At that time, the line of… Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Passion Bakery owner – a location of interest – turned away at Northcote after waiting all day for a test

Newsom, California Health Officer Issue Emergency Orders To Prepare Hospitals & ICUs For Increasing Delta Surge

On Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office announced that one of his staffers, who was fully vaccinated, had contracted Covid-19. According to multiple reports, the staffer had not been near the governor or any of the aides who have worked closely with Newsom’s of late. The breakthrough case in Newsom’s orbit comes on the same… Continue reading Newsom, California Health Officer Issue Emergency Orders To Prepare Hospitals & ICUs For Increasing Delta Surge

WarnerMedia Sets Covid Vaccine Requirement For U.S. Employees; Offices To Reopen Sept. 6 But “No Expectation” For In-Office Work, Per CEO Jason Kilar

WarnerMedia will require its U.S. employees or anyone entering one of its offices to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the company has announced. Along with the vaccine policy, which matches that of several large U.S. companies, the AT&T division will also reopen its offices on September 6. In a memo to employees, CEO Jason Kilar emphasized… Continue reading WarnerMedia Sets Covid Vaccine Requirement For U.S. Employees; Offices To Reopen Sept. 6 But “No Expectation” For In-Office Work, Per CEO Jason Kilar

What is the Delta plus variant?

A “DELTA” plus variant is spreading into more countries and is being carefully monitored by scientists. Its significance, and whether it is more dangerous than previous variants, is not yet clear. What makes it concerning is that it is the Delta variant, which has swept the globe, with additional features. Delta is highly contagious and… Continue reading What is the Delta plus variant?

Los Angeles May Require Vaccination Proof To Enter Indoor Public Spaces Such As Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Gyms, Bars And Concert Venues

Proof of at least partial vaccination against Covid-19 would be required to enter public indoor spaces in the city of Los Angeles, including restaurants, bars, gyms, concert venues, movie theaters and even “retail establishments,” under a proposal introduced Wednesday by City Council President Nury Martinez. “Enough is enough already,” said Martinez, who co-introduced the motion… Continue reading Los Angeles May Require Vaccination Proof To Enter Indoor Public Spaces Such As Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Gyms, Bars And Concert Venues

Dr. Fauci warns Delta surge will send Covid cases soaring to more than 200k a DAY before plummeting again – like in UK

DR FAUCI has warned that the Delta surge in the US will send Covid cases soaring to more than 200k per day before plummeting, like in the UK. Fauci said on Tuesday that cases will continue to go up before dropping, even though more people appear to be getting the vaccine in the US. "Since… Continue reading Dr. Fauci warns Delta surge will send Covid cases soaring to more than 200k a DAY before plummeting again – like in UK

Dr. Fauci warns Delta surge will send Covid cases soaring to more than 200k a DAY before plummeting again – like in UK

DR FAUCI has warned that the Delta surge in the US will send Covid cases soaring to more than 200k per day before plummeting, like in the UK. Fauci said on Tuesday that cases will continue to go up before dropping, even though more people appear to be getting the vaccine in the US. "Since… Continue reading Dr. Fauci warns Delta surge will send Covid cases soaring to more than 200k a DAY before plummeting again – like in UK

No, Delta doesn’t mean the vaccinated — or children — need to mask up again

More On: COVID vaccine Doctor says: Stop the panic over the Delta variant De Blasio explains why he doesn’t support a new mask mandate Judge upholds COVID-19 vaccine mandate for these university students New Jersey study says vaccines more than 99% effective against COVID-19 With COVID cases in the country rising as the Delta variant… Continue reading No, Delta doesn’t mean the vaccinated — or children — need to mask up again

The 25 areas on the Delta variant watchlist revealed – as cases ‘growing exponentially’

COVID cases are rising in nine of the 25 Covid hotspots in the UK, according to a research team’s watchlist. As the dominant Delta variant seeds itself into all parts of the country, scientists have warned cases are still “increasing exponentially”. ? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates   And they say it's… Continue reading The 25 areas on the Delta variant watchlist revealed – as cases ‘growing exponentially’