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NSW and ACT Covid exposure sites: map of Sydney hotspots and list of Canberra coronavirus case location alerts

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots and Covid-19 public exposure sites in Sydney, regional New South Wales and Canberra, and what to do if you’ve visited themFollow our Covid LIVE blog for the latest updatesNSW Covid restrictions; Covid travel restrictions in AustraliaVictoria restrictions explained; Vic hotspots list; Qld hotspotsCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progressDownload the free Guardian appAuthorities have released a list of public exposure sites in Sydney, re...
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A Rare, Cancer-Like Parasite Is Emerging in North America

A cancer-like parasitic disease caused by certain tapeworms has squirmed its way into North America, researchers in Canada warn. Their recent review shows that cases of the still very rare disease have started to rise in the province of Alberta and elsewhere over the past few years, in both humans and animals. They…Read more...
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Covid vaccine map: how are countries around the world doing?

More than 2bn Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. Find out which countries are vaccinating the mostCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSince the first Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 was injected into the arm of a British woman in December 2020, hundreds of millions of vaccine doses have been administered worldwide.Dozens of countries now have advanced vaccination campaigns as they rush to protect their people and get their economies back up and runni...
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Indonesia tightens restrictions as it confirms record new coronavirus infections

The country’s infections, the worst in south-east Asia, have passed two millionSee all our coronavirus coverageIndonesian health authorities are battling a new surge in coronavirus infections, as the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) reported the highest one-day total, with 14,535 cases confirmed in the 24 hours to Monday.Daily case totals are reaching levels last seen in January, the peak of Indonesia’s fight against the virus. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Science, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Health, Coronavirus, National Agency for Disaster Management BNPB


Birthdays linked to spread of Covid in areas with high transmission

US study finds households with recent birthdays about 30% more likely to have positive diagnosisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHouseholds with recent birthdays were more likely to test positive with Covid in areas with high infection rates, according to an analysis of nearly 3m homes in the US.The study, which emanates from health insurance claims data collected in the first 45 weeks of 2020 across the country, was designed to assess the potential risk of small gathe...
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Australia’s vaccine rollout ‘constrained’ by Pfizer supply shortages until August

States and territories say more GPs will be needed to dispense Pfizer when supplies increase later in the yearShortages of the Pfizer Covid vaccine are expected to slow Australia’s rollout through June and July, as states and territories call on the commonwealth to sign up more GPs to dispense doses when supplies increase in August.The national cabinet met on Monday to discuss Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout in the wake of updated health advice that AstraZeneca is not the preferred vacci...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus


NSW Covid update: Sydney’s mask mandate ‘likely’ to be extended as two new cases recorded

Gladys Berejiklian is urging people to remain vigilant, saying latest coronavirus cluster has spread from ‘scarily’ fleeting contactNSW and ACT coronavirus exposure sitesCovid travel restrictions in AustraliaGladys Berejiklian has said Sydney’s mask mandate will likely be extended beyond Wednesday, as New South Wales recorded two new local cases of Covid-19.The two new cases were recorded after 8pm on Sunday, meaning they will be recorded in Tuesday’s numbers. Two separate cases were also report...
Tags: Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, AustraliaGladys Berejiklian


Myanmar reports highest Covid numbers since coup as concerns over health system grow

State hospitals are barely functioning as humanitarian crisis unfolds across the countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMyanmar has reported what is believed to be its highest daily increase in Covid cases since the February coup, as concerns grow over the country’s collapsed health system and the junta’s continued crackdown on medics.Myanmar’s Covid response was plunged into chaos when the military seized power on 1 February, detaining the elected government of Aung ...
Tags: Science, World news, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Coronavirus, Myanmar coup


Australia Covid update: masks compulsory indoors in parts of Sydney as cluster grows to nine

NSW reveals three new cases on Sunday, plus one flagged by authorities on Saturday, as Queensland records one local caseNSW and ACT hotspots; Victorian hotspotsQueensland hotspotsSydney residents are now required to wear masks indoors across large swathes of the city after the eastern suburbs cluster grew to nine cases on Sunday.The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, announced on Sunday the state recorded two cases to 8pm, including a 30-year-old man revealed on Saturday, and a further...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Covid travel restrictions: where you can and can’t travel within Australia

Planning an interstate trip during the school holidays or a weekend away? Check our state-by-state guide to travel restrictions in place before you leave homeNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sitesCovid Victoria restrictions explainedAs families prepare for winter school holidays, Covid outbreaks have once again raised the spectre of state border restrictions and flight cancellations.State and territory health authorities are monitoring the cases and the situation is changing daily. ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory, Coronavirus


Covid jabs for billions of humans will earn their makers billions of dollars

We look at the drug firms – led by Pfizer and Moderna – that are set to profit most in an unprecedented global vaccination driveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDrugmakers led by US firms Pfizer and Moderna stand to make tens of billions of dollars from their Covid-19 vaccines this year and next, given G7 governments’ pledge to vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022, but sales are likely to drop sharply thereafter, according to analysts.Acclaimed for allowing a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus, Karen Andersen, Morningstar Continue


NSW Covid update: three new Sydney cases of ’near and present danger’ delta variant recorded

‘Fleeting contact’ spurs decision to introduce mask mandate but no other restrictions in place yetNSW and ACT hotspotsVictorian hotspotsQueensland hotspotsNew South Wales reported three cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the total associated with the Bondi outbreak to six.Two previously unreported cases were announced, including a woman in her 40s from the eastern suburbs who visited a number of venues in Westfield Bondi Junction. The second case, reported overnight, is a man in his 30s who l...
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New South Wales records three new Covid cases as mandatory masks introduced

‘Fleeting contact’ spurs decision to introduce mask mandate but no other restrictions in place yetNew South Wales reported three cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the total associated with the Bondi outbreak to six.Two previously unreported cases were announced, including a woman in her 40s from the eastern suburbs who visited a number of venues in Westfield Bondi Junction. The second case, reported overnight, is a man in his 30s who lives in Sydney and also visited Westfield Bondi Junction....
Tags: Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, South Wales, Bondi, Westfield Bondi Junction, Coronavirus, COVID, Westfield Bondi Junction Continue


‘There are viruses just waiting in the wings’: how do we stop the next pandemic?

Understanding the connection between humans, animals and the environment is key to planning for future pandemics, experts warnIn late 2019, Kirby Institute virologist Prof Stuart Turville was looking for another job.“The funding rates were too low to survive,” he says. Continue reading...
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In hunt for Covid’s origin, new studies point away from lab leak theory

Amid the heavily politicised debate, a lot of evidence now points to a natural spillover event – but other causes cannot be ruled outCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has raised so many questions as it has continued its inexorable spread across the planet, but perhaps the first of them remains the most contentious: where did Sars-CoV-2 come from?In recent weeks there has been renewed focus on whether it could have escaped from a Chinese laborato...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Cases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise over 75,000 – PHE data

Figures show Delta is more transmissible and more resistant to vaccine than AlphaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe total number of cases of the Covid Delta variant in the UK has risen to 75,953 to date, data has revealed, with the variant now accounting for 99% of Covid cases.Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant, combined with relaxations in coronavirus restrictions, is believed to be behind a sharp rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past weeks – a developme...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid Delta


Previous Covid infection may not offer long-term protection, study finds

Research found marked differences in immune response of medical staff six months after contracting virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrevious infection with coronavirus does not necessarily protect against Covid in the longer term, especially when caused by new variants of concern, a study on healthcare workers suggests.Researchers at Oxford University found marked differences in the immune responses of medical staff who contracted Covid, with some appearing far be...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Coronavirus, COVID


How do we learn to live with Covid in the UK?

Analysis: Lockdown extension brings questions on when and how UK can draw a line under social distancingThe Commons vote to delay step four of England’s roadmap out of lockdown has focused attention on when and how the country can draw a line under social distancing and, in the words of the prime minister, “learn to live with the virus”.While the surge in cases in Blackburn – one of the original Delta variant hotspots – may have peaked for now, Public Health England expects recent rises in the n...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Delta, Public Health England, Blackburn, Coronavirus


How do we learn to live with Covid?

Lockdown extension brings questions on when and how UK can draw a line under social distancingThe Commons vote to delay step four of England’s roadmap out of lockdown has focused attention on when and how the country can draw a line under social distancing and, in the words of the prime minister, “learn to live with the virus”.While the surge in cases in Blackburn – one of the original Delta variant hotspots – may have peaked for now, Public Health England expects recent rises in the north-west ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Delta, Public Health England, Blackburn, Coronavirus


France and Spain to ease mask-wearing as Covid vaccine schemes gather pace

French will no longer have to wear masks outside and curfew to end while Spain also planning to lift ruleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance and Spain are moving to ease rules around wearing face masks outside, in a development attributed by both countries to their Covid-19 vaccination campaigns.In France, people will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors from Thursday, though they will still be obligatory on public transport, in sports stadiums and other cr...
Tags: Europe, France, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Japan could allow up to 10,000 spectators at Tokyo Olympic events

Health experts approve plans to increase cap from 5,000, with final decision expected later this monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 10,000 people could be allowed to watch Olympic events in Tokyo this summer, after Japanese health experts approved plans to raise the number of spectators at sports venues.The proposed measure would come into force after a Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and other parts of the country ends on June 20, and would last until th...
Tags: Japan, Sport, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Olympic Games, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Yasutoshi Nishimura, Coronavirus


The Delta variant is spreading. What does it mean for the US?

Covid-19 cases have fallen far below the winter peak, but the Delta variant has roughly doubled every two weeks in the USScientists in the United States are anxiously watching the Delta variant of Covid-19, as it spreads through an unevenly vaccinated American public and an economy that is rapidly reopening.The Delta variant, first identified as B.1.617.2 in India, is believed to be more transmissible than both the original strain of Covid-19 and the Alpha strain, first identified in the United ...
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Covid outbreaks in Chinese ports could cause global goods shortages

Combination of rise in demand for products as some countries reopen and lockdowns in some port cities mean prices could climbAn outbreak of Covid-19 in southern China has combined with the rapid reopening of the world economy and a shortage of shipping containers to cause a surge in transport costs that could fuel inflation and cause shortages of goods across the globe.China reported 21 new coronavirus cases in the mainland on Wednesday with 15 of them in the vital industrial province of Guangdo...
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New drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodies

Oxford University trial reports cocktail of manmade antibodies reduces fatalities by a fifthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA new drug has been found to cut Covid deaths by a fifth among the sickest patients in hospital and may change official practice so that every patient with coronavirus will have an antibody test before they are admitted.The Recovery trial based at Oxford University has found a third drug that can help Covid patients recover in hospital – but this...
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A Deadly Super-Fungus Has Emerged in Brazil, Aided by Covid-19

Late last year, a deadly yeast known as Candida auris was found in Brazil for the first time. In a new paper this week, the scientists who treated and investigated these initial cases say the covid-19 pandemic helped create a breeding ground for the fungus to emerge and spread inside a hospital’s intensive care unit.Read more...
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Ireland to double quarantine period for unvaccinated UK arrivals

Travellers not fully vaccinated face 10 days in quarantine amid concerns over spread of Delta variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland is to double to 10 days its quarantine period for travellers from the UK who are not fully vaccinated, joining a growing list of countries imposing stricter travel rules on British arrivals due to concerns over the rapid spread of the Delta variant.The announcement came after Boris Johnson on Monday delayed by a month the final s...
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More countries restrict travel from UK over Delta variant fears

Ireland to double to 10 days its quarantine period for UK travellers who are not fully vaccinated Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland is to double to 10 days its quarantine period for travellers from the UK who are not fully vaccinated, joining a growing list of countries imposing stricter travel rules on British arrivals due to concerns over the rapid spread of the Delta variant.The announcement came after Boris Johnson on Monday delayed by a month the final stag...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, India, UK News, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Why is Israel lifting Covid restrictions as England extends them?

Analysis: both are viewed as running successful vaccine campaigns, but case numbers are very differentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIsrael and the UK were viewed as world leaders in their coronavirus vaccine campaigns but whereas the former is lifting almost all pandemic limitations, the latter is now glumly extending its restrictions in England amid a sharp rise in infections.Despite starting its mass inoculation programme after the UK in December, Israel has sped ...
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China set to deliver 1bn Covid vaccine doses by end of this week

Cash incentives and gifts offered to fulfil target of vaccinating 40% of population by end of monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina is on track to deliver 1bn vaccine doses by the end of this week, after bolstering production and distribution networks in an ambitious drive to vaccinate 40% of the population by this month.Chinese authorities have been encouraging people to take the free and voluntary doses with cash incentives, gifts and colour-coded signage to ...
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China set to administer 1bn Covid vaccine doses by end of this week

Cash incentives and gifts offered to fulfil target of vaccinating 40% of population by end of monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina is on track to administer 1bn vaccine doses by the end of this week, after bolstering production and distribution networks in an ambitious drive to vaccinate 40% of the population by this month.Chinese authorities have been encouraging people to take the free and voluntary doses with cash incentives, gifts and colour-coded signage ...
Tags: Health, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus