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Fully vaxxed staff ‘spread Covid’: CHO

As Queensland health authorities race to figure out how the virus spread throughout a hotel quarantine facility, the state has recorded one new local case. Queensland health authorities believe a fully vaccinated staff member “could have transmitted” Covid-19 between two guests staying on different floors at a hotel quarantine facility. It comes as one new …

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Fears Sydney Covid could spread further

There are concerns Sydney’s outbreak could spread well beyond the eastern suburbs after Covid-19 was detected in two sewage plants. Thousands of Sydneysiders have been put on alert after fragments of Covid-19 were detected in sewage. The health department’s sewage surveillance program detected signs of the virus in its Brooklyn treatment plant, as well as …

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Roberts-Smith isolating after Covid contact

Ben Roberts-Smith is self-isolating after potentially being exposed to Covid-19, forcing a temporary halt to his defamation trial. Ben Roberts-Smith is in self-isolation after a visit to a potential Covid-19 exposure site, forcing a halt to his high profile defamation trial. The elite soldier was not in court on Monday morning but his barrister, Arthur …

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‘Enormous honour’ for state’s Covid ‘rock’

Queensland’s chief health officer has been rewarded for her handling of the Covid-19 crisis with a major promotion. Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young has been rewarded for her handling of the Covid-19 crisis by being revealed as the state’s next governor. Annastacia Palaszczuk said the decision to promote the public servant was a “no-brainer”, …

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Victoria records 1 new local Covid case

Victoria has recorded one new locally acquired Covid-19 case on Monday as health officials confirmed a large spike in hotel quarantine infections. Victoria has recorded one new locally acquired case of Covid-19 on Monday. The state’s health department announced one new local case about 8.30am, along with eight new infections in hotel quarantine. The health …

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State’s huge step in Covid vaccine race

One state has taken a huge step towards Australia’s first locally made mRNA Covid-19 vaccine with clinical trials set to start this year. Victorian officials say they’ve taken a big step in producing what could be Australia’s first locally made mRNA coronavirus vaccine. Medical Research Minister Jaala Pulford said the government had provided $5m in …

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All the new Covid restrictions in Sydney

With Sydney’s Covid-19 cluster growing, concerned health officials have rushed to introduce new rules across the city. Here’s the details of all the new restrictions. Four new Covid-19 cases in Sydney have prompted NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to introduce several restrictions relating to masks across greater Sydney, Wollongong and Shellharbour. Sydney’s Covid-19 cluster has grown …

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Moscow records pandemic high for Covid cases for second day running

Russia’s capital Moscow on Saturday reported a pandemic high for new coronavirus cases for the second straight day, while Saint Petersburg introduced fresh restrictions ahead of its Euro 2020 matches. The new wave of infections came as Russia’s second city of Saint Petersburg, the country’s worst Covid hotspot after Moscow, is slated to host several …

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Victorian Covid patient in ICU

A positive Victorian Covid-19 patient has been transferred to intensive care after their condition deteriorated on Thursday. The condition of one of Victoria’s positive Covid-19 patients has deteriorated as the state emerges from it’s latest local outbreak. The state’s health department confirmed a patient had been transferred to intensive care on Thursday – the first …

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EU moves to pre-Covid normal as cases spike in Moscow

The EU on Wednesday agreed to lift coronavirus restrictions for US travellers as Western countries moved toward a return to pre-Covid life, but in a stark reminder that the global pandemic was far from over, Moscow ordered mandatory jabs over a “dramatic” rise in infections. The United States was among eight countries and territories added …

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Cops won’t say sorry for Covid app breach

Police have refused to apologise for accessing supposedly private data from a Covid-19 app during the investigation into bikie Nick Martin’s murder. Western Australia’s police commissioner has defended the decision to access supposedly confidential data from a Covid-19 contact tracing app for the investigation into the assassination of former Rebels bikie boss Nick Martin. The …

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Jobs fears as Italy eyes end to Covid ban on layoffs

Job ads in newspapers in Naples. Trade unions warn about a “social tsunami”, left-wing parties of a “massacre for employment” — the imminent end of Italy’s coronavirus freeze on layoffs is causing tensions in Mario Draghi’s national unity government. Coronavirus cases are now on the wane and Italy’s freeze is due to expire at the …

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‘Daddy!’ Pastor’s Children Sob as Police Arrest Him for Violating COVID Orders Despite Massive Drop in Cases

The pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Southeast Calgary has been arrested for holding church services and “flouting” pandemic health orders, despite only 951 reported cases across all Canada yesterday. Disturbing footage of Pastor Tim Stephens being hauled into a police cruiser as his horrified children looked on, sobbing uncontrollably, circulated on the internet yesterday. BREAKING: Pastor Tim Stephens Arrested On …

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Covid app used in murder investigation

A contact tracing app was used in ‘very high profile murder’ probe, prompting a state government to introduce a law to stop it happening again. Police accessed confidential data from the SafeWA check-in app for a “very high profile murder” probe, prompting the West Australian government to introduce urgent legislation to stop it from happening …

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Truth on Covid couple who drove to Qld

The investigation into the infected couple who fled lockdown to drive to Queensland is expected to ramp up after their exemption status was revealed. The couple who fled Melbourne during the city’s lockdown and drove into Queensland before testing positive to Covid-19 did not have an exemption to enter the Sunshine State, health authorities confirmed. …

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Premier of Canadian Province Arresting Pastors Breaks Dozens of COVID Orders in One Night

While authorities in Alberta, Canada, continue to arrest pastors for failing to comply with pandemic health orders, the province’s premier broke dozens of his own mandates in just one evening. “I truly regret that,” Premier Jason Kenney said in a statement to reporters Monday after clandestine photos taken June 1 showed the politician dining with fellow provincial …

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Why Covid has made it harder for young women to get jobs

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit labour markets around the world, affecting under-30s the most. More than 600 million people aged 15-24 are estimated to be out of work. Young women have been most affected, according to the International Labour Organization. The BBC’s gender and identity reporter, Megha Mohan, has been speaking with jobless women in …

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Palmer blasted for spreading Covid untruths

Clive Palmer has been called out over radio ads he authorised that peddled “unacceptable” and “misleading” information about coronavirus vaccines. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has warned billionaire Clive Palmer over radio ads he authorised that peddled misleading information about coronavirus vaccines. The advertising segments ran on stations on the Grand Broadcasters Radio network and falsely …

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Woolies, Coles, city office on Covid alert

Two supermarkets in Melbourne’s north and a CBD office building have been added to Victoria’s enormous list of sites visited by a positive Covid case. Victoria’s coronavirus venue alerts list have swelled to almost 400 sites overnight after a Woolies, Coles and city office building were added. The states’s health department made the new additions …

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Victoria records 2 new local Covid cases

Victoria has recorded two new local cases of coronavirus as health authorities probe a wastewater detection ‘of interest’. Victorian health officials confirmed two new positive local coronavirus cases of Covid-19 on Sunday morning. The new cases take the number of local cases in the state’s latest outbreak to 71. The health department also confirmed six …

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Big announcement on Covid-quarantine

A big agreement has been struck between the federal government and Victoria, and it could be good news for stranded Aussies. A purpose-built quarantine facility will be constructed in Victoria to house the highest-risk arrivals after the state government confirmed it had struck an agreement with the Commonwealth. The federal government has signed a memorandum …

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Christian Doctor in India Faces Criminal Charges for Encouraging COVID Patients: ‘I Told Them that Jesus Heals’

A Christian doctor working in Madhya Pradesh, central India, was placed on suspension and is facing criminal charges, accused of persuading patients to convert to Christianity.  Dr. Sandhya Tiwari was working with COVID-19 patients as part of the state’s “Kill Corona” program and would offer prayers of healing to those infected with the virus, International …

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Pregnant and unprotected: Indian mothers-to-be living in fear of Covid

“I had Covid in November and I have good antibody levels, but my doctor said I need to be very careful. I am pretty paranoid,” Jagriti says, adding that she knows of someone who was nine months pregnant when she tested positive for Covid. The baby was born by C-section but the mother had to …

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​British Intel Agencies Say Theory is ‘Feasible’ That COVID-19 Outbreak Started in Chinese Labs

Renewed efforts to investigate the origin of the coronavirus pandemic are gaining strength as officials are calling on China to allow lab examinations in Wuhan as a possible source of the virus. According to The Washington Post, recent reports indicate that China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology was closely involved with the outbreak, not through animal-to-human …

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How state is getting Covid message across

This state has launched a new advertising campaign to keep Covid-19 vaccination numbers at the forefront of people’s minds. The South Australian government has launched an interesting new way to encourage more eligible people to roll up their sleeves and get their Covid-19 vaccination. More than a dozen digital billboards across metropolitan Adelaide will show …

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Multiple aged care homes exposed to Covid

There are fears Covid-19 has seeped into Victoria’s aged care system with four facilities put into lockdown and a resident testing positive. A huge health response is underway at four aged care facilities after they were linked to Victoria’s growing Covid-19 outbreak. Two staff members and one resident have contracted coronavirus at Arcare Maidstone, while …

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Sunrise host fires up over covid vaccine

David Koch has slammed a constant commentary about the Covid-19 vaccine as “bulldust” in a heated on-air exchange. Sunrise host David Koch has fired up in an interview with Qantas boss Alan Joyce about Australia’s vaccine rollout. The presenter hit out at Mr Joyce’s commentary that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout “was not a race”, slamming …

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