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Sri Lanka: Compulsory Cremation Of COVID-19 Bodies Cannot Continue, Say UN Experts

Press Release – UN Special Procedures – Human Rights

UN human rights experts today urged the Sri Lankan Government to end its policy of forced cremation of the COVID-19 deceased, saying it ran contrary to the beliefs of Muslims and other minorities in the country, and could foment existing prejudices, … Read more »

New Report: Gaza Is Almost Unlivable After 15 Years Of Blockade

Press Release – Euro-Med Monitor

Geneva The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor called for putting an end to the 15-year-old tragedy of the Gaza blockade; stressing that the current arrangements for holding general Palestinian elections require serious international guarantees … Read more »

2 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation; Update On Northland Case

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 2 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. There have been no new cases in the community to report New border case details Arrival date   From   Via   … Read more »

College Of GPs Introduces New Options For Training More Rural Hospital Doctors

Press Release – Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine, part of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, has introduced a new scheme that will help doctors train faster to become Rural Hospital Doctors if theyve already specialised in emergency medicine, … Read more »

Health Warning – Unsafe Recreational Water Quality At Glen Bay, Akaroa

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHBs Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after high levels of faecal bacteria were found in a recent sample taken from Glen Bay, Akaroa. Dr Ramon Pink, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says at this stage … Read more »

New Way Of Sensing Becomes Commercial Reality

Press Release – SPROUT

Scentian Bio spins out from Plant & Food Research with investment from Sprout Unravelling the mystery of how insects smell led to a ground-breaking discovery – a panel of synthesized insect receptors could be used to create a device to smell … Read more »

Outbreak of South African Covid-19 variant would need alert level move – modeller

Article – RNZ

NZ should be ready to move alert levels if there is an outbreak of the new South African variant, a leading modeller of the pandemic says. Read more »

Pest-free Goal Won’t Be Achieved Without New And Better Tools

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealands goal to become predator free by 2050 will remain an unrealised dream unless new technologies and advances in social engagement continue to be developed, researchers who first promoted it say. A team from the University of Auckland has … Read more »

Dolphins, Discrimination And The Government’s “Complicity By Silence”

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

With new revelations of the appalling racism behind Israels refusal to provide Covid-19 vaccines to 4.5 million Palestinians under its occupation and control, PSNA has renewed our call for the government to speak out alongside the United Nations … Read more »

Get The Vaccine Shot But Do Not Throw Away The Mask To Fight COVID-19

Article – CNS

The message from all scientists is very loud and clear that vaccines alone will not be able to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after getting vaccinated, we will have to continue to wear masks, maintain physical distancing, wash hands … Read more »

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