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80 Community Cases Of COVID-19; Five New Border Cases; More Than 42,000 Vaccines Administered Yesterday

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 80 new community cases of COVID-19 to report today. As at 10am, 34 of these cases are linked – including 16 household contacts – and 46 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak. … Read more »

Libyan Government Plan Needed To End ‘Dire Situation’ Of Asylum Seekers, Refugees

Press Release – UN News

The Libyan government must immediately address the dire situation of asylum-seekers and refugees, in a humane manner, consistent with international human rights law, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. According to UNHCR , authorities carried … Read more »

Minister Won’t Investigate Cancelled Cancer Procedures

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Andrew Littles lack of interest in cancer procedures cancelled over the lockdown is callous and negligent, Nationals Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. In response to parliamentary questions, the Health Minister has said it is not in … Read more »

Emphasizing The Metaverse Over Social Media Will Benefit Facebook’s Public Image, Says GlobalData

Press Release – GlobalData

Facebooks rebrand is expected to highlight the importance of the metaverse, an upcoming virtual world technology that GlobalData expects will be a mega theme   Reducing Facebooks association with social media will benefit … Read more »

Four Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Northland

Press Release – Northland DHB

Northland DHB is strongly encouraging people to get vaccinated and tested, following confirmation of four confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Northland. All four cases are related to each other and the two newest cases are children under 12 years of … Read more »

104 Community Cases Of COVID-19; 2 New Border Cases; More Than 44,000 Vaccines Administered Yesterday

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 104 new community cases of COVID-19 to report today. As at 10am, 43 of these cases are linked – including 33 household contacts – and 61 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine their connection to the outbreak. … Read more »

New Covid-19 Playbook For NZ – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

New Zealand will retire its Alert Level system to tackle Covid-19 with a three-tiered traffic light system meant to minimise the health impacts of the virus. Auckland will move out of lockdown into the red status when all three of its DHBs reach … Read more »

Systemic Failures Lead To High Rates Of Mental Illness In The Deaf Community

Press Release – Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals

A research project sponsored by the Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals has described systemic failures in education and in family and community support that have led to the very high rates of mental illness experienced by the Deaf community. … Read more »

Auckland DHBs Well Placed To Manage Increasing Number Of COVID-19 Patients

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

After caring for COVID-19 patients for more than 18 months, the Auckland regions hospitals are reassuring the public that they are well placed to manage increased patient numbers as a result of community transmission. Across the region today, the … Read more »

Making Aotearoa / New Zealand The Best Place To Be A Child

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

In the third of Judge Andrew Becrofts five addresses reflecting on his time as Childrens Commissioner, he examines five ways we can significantly improve wellbeing for children and young people in Aotearoa / New Zealand. We are fortunate, … Read more »

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