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

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

Outbreak in Putian, China prompts order to ‘strictly control’ movement

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. Beijing: A city in southern China that is trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak told the public on Sunday not to leave town, suspended bus and train service and closed cinemas, bars and other facilities. Anyone who needs to leave Putian, a city of 2.9 million… Continue reading Outbreak in Putian, China prompts order to ‘strictly control’ movement

Covid 19 cDelta outbreak: Virgin Australia moves towards mandatory jabs for all staff

Virgin Australia is joining a growing number of airlines making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for all staff. The airline – which has suspended flying to New Zealand – said today it was starting consultation with about 6500 staff and unions over its proposal to require jabs for them all, on the basis that vaccination is necessary… Continue reading Covid 19 cDelta outbreak: Virgin Australia moves towards mandatory jabs for all staff

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

Brazil’s Covid outbreak risks spawning even DEADLIER variants that 'could force world back into lockdown' despite jabs

BRAZIL'S Covid outbreak risks spawning even DEADLIER strains that "could force the world back into lockdown" despite jabs, warns an expert. Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis has slammed Brazil as a "virus breeding ground" after its coronavirus death toll smashed records for the second straight day with 1,910 fatalities in 24 hours. ? Read our coronavirus live blog for… Continue reading Brazil’s Covid outbreak risks spawning even DEADLIER variants that 'could force world back into lockdown' despite jabs

Covid-19 outbreak is smaller than it was in March, says Jeremy Hunt

Coronavirus cases are much lower than they were in March and local lockdowns may have prevented a nationwide second wave, says ex-Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt said Britain is in a ‘totally different position’ to the spring He praised the way Italy contained its epidemic to the north of the country  Called again for… Continue reading Covid-19 outbreak is smaller than it was in March, says Jeremy Hunt

Coronavirus outbreak at Mr Kipling bakery sees six workers sent home but factory stays open

A CORONAVIRUS outbreak has struck a Mr Kipling bakery with six workers sent home but the factory has remained open. Premier Foods said the six workers at its Stoke-on-Trent factory had tested positive for Covid-19 and were currently self-isolating at home on full pay. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news &… Continue reading Coronavirus outbreak at Mr Kipling bakery sees six workers sent home but factory stays open

Coronavirus outbreak at pub where 200 drinkers were crammed in

Coronavirus outbreak at pub where 200 drinkers were crammed into beer garden ‘like sardines’ as emergency testing centre is set up for customers A coronavirus outbreak has emerged at a pub in Staffordshire where up to 200 drinkers were filmed crammed into beer garden ‘like sardines’. Ten people tested posted the virus, with revellers and… Continue reading Coronavirus outbreak at pub where 200 drinkers were crammed in

Coronavirus outbreak could cripple India’s economy

Mohammad Alam is one of thousands of workers standing in a food queue in India’s capital, Delhi. The factory where he worked shut down after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. A daily-wage labourer, he has no other source of income, so he has been forced to… Continue reading Coronavirus outbreak could cripple India’s economy

Coronavirus outbreak could be stifled by warm English May weather

Could the coronavirus outbreak in the UK ease by the end of SPRING? Scientists say the killer infection may be stifled by warm temperatures in May London researchers tracked cases of three similar coronaviruses over the years  They found infections dipped around spring and didn’t return until winter Heat, humidity and sunlight may kill off… Continue reading Coronavirus outbreak could be stifled by warm English May weather

Amid coronavirus outbreak, SEC asks DC employees to work from home

How long will coronavirus impact businesses? Global Entrepreneurship Network’s Jeff Hoffman discusses the declining price of oil stocks as coronavirus puts pressure on the industry. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked employees to work from home starting Tuesday amid concerns related to coronavirus, marking the first time a federal agency has taken such action since… Continue reading Amid coronavirus outbreak, SEC asks DC employees to work from home

Coronavirus outbreak is '52 TIMES worse in one Chinese province'

Coronavirus outbreak is 52 TIMES worse in one Chinese province than officials admit as local authorities seek to hide the true number of people infected, report claims Daily figure in Shandong has been up to 52 times the official toll, it is said Shocking finding was revealed to a US-based newspaper by local officials Comes… Continue reading Coronavirus outbreak is '52 TIMES worse in one Chinese province'

Coronavirus Outbreak Causes Delay in China’s CBDC Project | BTCMANAGER

The coronavirus outbreak is said to hamper China’s plan to launch its central bank digital currency (CBDC) project before the end of Q1 2020. However, officials are reportedly forging ahead with the CBDC plan and are looking to run the pilot test before the end of the year. Coronavirus Affect Progress of China’s CBDC Plans… Continue reading Coronavirus Outbreak Causes Delay in China’s CBDC Project | BTCMANAGER

Coronavirus outbreak a headache for economic policymakers

Two more companies say coronavirus is affecting their business, new survey shows the nation’s new booming job markets Fox Business Briefs: United Airlines, Mastercard, and Apple have seen coronavirus fears affect revenue growth. Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee top list for both job and wage growth. WASHINGTON (AP) — The fast-moving coronavirus isn’t just confounding… Continue reading Coronavirus outbreak a headache for economic policymakers

Coronavirus outbreak: More Britons arrive home from China amid race to find vaccine

Eleven Britons who did not make it onto the first evacuation flight from China’s coronavirus epicentre have now arrived back in the UK. They landed at RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, on Sunday evening and are being taken to Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral, where they will spend 14 days in quarantine. The group… Continue reading Coronavirus outbreak: More Britons arrive home from China amid race to find vaccine

Coronavirus outbreak: Travelers cover heads with plastic bottles to dodge disease

Desperate times call for desperate measures for travelers trying to ward off the deadly coronavirus – with some covering their heads with plastic bottles, according to a report. Images have emerged of airline passengers wearing jugs as makeshift space helmets, among other improvised items, to protect themselves as the death toll from the virus has… Continue reading Coronavirus outbreak: Travelers cover heads with plastic bottles to dodge disease