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Sydney Man's Surprise Case Prompts New Restrictions

Sydney Man's Surprise Case Prompts New Restrictions Prospective travellers will need to return a negative COVID-19 test, and will be required to undertake the standard 14-day hotel quarantine imposed on incoming travellers. The pause to the transtasman bubble is only for flights from NSW, and it started from midnight last night. "There are a few red flags - the obvious one being no clear epidemiological link to the border (case)". [Full Article...]

PCR not needed for travel within states: ICMR

PCR not needed for travel within states: ICMR Ravi said. The Indian Council of Medical Research on Tuesday issued new guidelines for using RT-PCR tests in order to reduce pressure on diagnostic labs amid a surge in coronavirus cases. According to ICMR, if a person has been found positive in rapid antigen test, his RT-PCR will not be required. However, considering its short-turnaround time, it offers a huge advantage of quick detection o... [Full Article...]

COVID-19: Australia announces possible jail term for those arriving from India

COVID-19: Australia announces possible jail term for those arriving from India Stefanovic later asked: "So you're saying no-one will go to jail or be fined is that right?" Mr Morrison said humanitarian support which includes oxygen containers, masks and respirators had already left Sydney and was now on its way to India. [Full Article...]

China freezes high-level economic dialogue with Australia

China freezes high-level economic dialogue with Australia AUD/USD came under fresh selling pressure on the above news, falling over 50-pips from near-daily highs of 0.7758 to hit fresh daily lows of 0.7702. China has chose to "indefinitely suspend" all activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, the country's state planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, said in a statement explaining the decision on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Impartiality of juror in George Floyd murder trial questioned

Impartiality of juror in George Floyd murder trial questioned That photo recently recirculated online, the Star Tribune reported. On 20 April, a 12-member jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty on all three counts he faced after considering three weeks of testimony from 45 witnesses, including bystanders, police officials and medical experts. [Full Article...]

Facebook Oversight Board To Announce Decision On Trump Ban On May 5

Facebook Oversight Board To Announce Decision On Trump Ban On May 5 The board's decision will be announced Wednesday. If the board upholds Facebook's decision, Trump will remain "indefinitely" suspended . The social network itself asked the independent body to review Trump's eviction from the online community. [Full Article...]

At least one vaccine dose for 70% of adults by July 4

At least one vaccine dose for 70% of adults by July 4 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 56% of all adults have gotten at least one dose . US officials are gearing up to administer vaccines to adolescents once that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Currently, 105 million Americans have received a full course of vaccine doses, in addition to the 40 million who've only received one dose. That way, states that... [Full Article...]

'Tragic': Woman killed by bear while walking pet dogs

'Tragic': Woman killed by bear while walking pet dogs A 39-year-old Colorado woman took her dogs for a walk Friday morning and failed to return. The state has recorded three other such cases in the past 50 years. Colorado wildlife authorities hunted down and shot dead a bear and two cubs on Friday. "We ask the public to report any encounter with an aggressive bear to CPW". [Full Article...]

Migrants Dead, 27 Injured as Smuggler’s Boat Flips off California Coast

Migrants Dead, 27 Injured as Smuggler’s Boat Flips off California Coast The tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument are closed as a result. Three people have died after a boat capsized off California. Authorities said earlier that 27 people were hospitalized following the capsizing. All 21 people - two of whom were suspected of smuggling - were detained. Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke referred to Sunday's incident as a "suspected maritime smuggling event". [Full Article...]

Dozens killed in stampede at big Israeli religious festival

Dozens killed in stampede at big Israeli religious festival Rescue workers had initially said that chaos erupted when a section of stadium seating collapsed but later revised that account to say the casualties had been caused by a stampede. But when the celebrations started, the Public Security Minister Amir Ohana, police chief Yaakov Shabtai and other top officials visited the event and met with police, who had deployed 5,000 extra officers to maintain or... [Full Article...]

NYC to fully reopen July 1, de Blasio says

NYC to fully reopen July 1, de Blasio says Asked whether the July 1 reopening was a definite plan or a goal, de Blasio spokesperson Bill Neidhardt said in an email, "It's a plan/goal". Though he said the city still has "some work to do", but says he's quite confident they will be prepared by July. [Full Article...]

FDA moves to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

FDA moves to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars While the administration's announcement will reportedly likely be applauded by antismoking organizations as a "critical and long-overdue step" in curtailing tobacco use, in reality "it could be years" before such bans were implemented. Should the FDA's decision stand, it would decimate roughly one-third of the USA cigarette market, costing the industry billions. A report by CBS noted the Hou... [Full Article...]

Police video shows California man died after police held him

Police video shows California man died after police held him The cause of Arenales' death has not been determined. Once he is there, Gonzalez looks like he's trying to get up and trying to get out of the officers' control, the video shows. Gonzalez eventually becomes unresponsive, and police roll him over and attempt life-saving measures before medics arrived. Gonzalez had a 4-year-old son, also named Mario, and was the main caretaker of his brother, ... [Full Article...]

Ontario reports 3,510 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario reports 3,510 new COVID-19 cases Testing numbers are typically down earlier in the week. Of the new cases, 1,015 were in Toronto, 909 in Peel Region, and 391 in York Region. Today's seven day average for new cases is 4,051 compared to 4,348 a week ago. There were 94,819 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hour period. Since COVID-19 vacccines starting rolling out in Ontario, almost 4.9 million people have recieved at ... [Full Article...]

Lawyers: Pathologist Says Andrew Brown Jr. Shot 5 Times by Deputies

Lawyers: Pathologist Says Andrew Brown Jr. Shot 5 Times by Deputies We only saw a snippet of the incident. The autopsy was conducted by Dr. Brent Hall, Crump said. The North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not released a report of its autopsy on Brown's body. "It seems likely that the video and audio footage will be released in the very near future". The city has a population of roughly 18,000, half of which is Black. [Full Article...]

Biden is set to loosen guidelines for wearing masks outside, report says

Biden is set to loosen guidelines for wearing masks outside, report says Fauci also concedes that the risk of contracting COVID-19 while engaged in outdoor activities is "minuscule". "They don't want to make any guidelines unless they look at the data, and the data backs it up", he said. "Nothing's 100%, but it's nearly invariable that it's indoors". Data has also piled up to show that outdoor spread of coronavirus is rare, while indoors, without good ventilation, ... [Full Article...]

California recall has enough signatures to make ballot

California recall has enough signatures to make ballot Newsom won election in 2018 with support from more than 60% of the voters. The governor launched an anti-recall campaign in March, crafting the effort as one driven by Republican extremists and adherents to former President Donald Trump, who lost California twice. [Full Article...]

Attorney: Black man killed by deputies shot in back of head

Attorney: Black man killed by deputies shot in back of head Cherry-Lassiter said the video shows Brown in his vehicle in his driveway with his hands on the steering wheel as police were shooting at him. She said she counted as many as eight deputies in the video, some wearing tactical uniforms and some in plainclothes. [Full Article...]

European Union says will ‘respond rapidly’ to assist Covid-hit India

European Union says will ‘respond rapidly’ to assist Covid-hit India All three of the vaccines approved by the FDA for emergency use authorization - Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson - were also approved by the EMA. It has nearly been a year since most of the countries across the globe shut down nonessential travels to put a cap on the spread of the COVID-19. The Times said the US's rapid vaccination program, and progress in talks over how to us... [Full Article...]

Premier cas du variant indien du Covid-19 constaté en Suisse

Premier cas du variant indien du Covid-19 constaté en Suisse Il provient du canton de Soleure et a été séquencé par l'EPFZ à Bâle, a expliqué l'OFSP à Keystone-ATS. La Suisse réfléchit actuellement à classer l'Inde dans les pays à haut risque et à l'ajouter à sa " liste rouge ", ont indiqué les autorités sanitaires du pays. [Full Article...]


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