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Covid 19 coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern says 86 per cent of frontline workers have had at least one jab, state memorial service for Prince Philip announced

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says 86 per cent of frontline workers have received at least one Covid vaccination jab to date. Ardern faced tough questions at a media update this afternoon with Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins in the wake of news that two new border-related cases hadn’t been vaccinated. More information about the vaccine […]

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Mexican tricksters disguise as elderly to get Covid-19 vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Two Mexican men in their 30s managed to get the coronavirus vaccine in the capital by disguising themselves as senior citizens, but were later caught, the authorities said Wednesday (April 7). With their hair and eyebrows coloured white, the men visited a vaccination centre for over 60s wearing masks and plastic […]

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Argentina curtails leisure, public transport use after hitting new Covid-19 record

BUENOS AIRES (REUTERS) – Argentina has tightened movement restrictions including curtailing the leisure industry and blocking non-essential workers from using public transport after the country struggles with a second wave of the virus. President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday (April 8) announced a curfew between midnight and 6am, the closure of bars and restaurants at 11pm […]

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Police bust Covidiot beach brawl as Brits flock to the coast on Good Friday

Police broke up ugly scenes on British beaches after sun-seeking Covidiots started brawling on packed shores in the south west. Shocked witnesses claimed at least four groups of youths clashed on Exmouth beach shortly after 6.30pm on Friday. Up to seven police vehicles and two ambulances attended the scene following reports of breaches of social […]

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Pair ‘kicked out of Spain’ after spending hundreds on Covid tests feel ‘cheated’

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A grandad returning from Benidorm says the Government has treated him like a "dog" after receiving an empty tube for a coronavirus test. Steve Perry, 64, and his wife Elaine, 63, jetted out to a Spanish apartment […]

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Pub bosses call for street space to be turned into beer gardens to save boozers

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Many venues in the UK have a terrace, car park, garden or other areas for customers when they're allowed to reopen next month – but thousands don't. Only four in 10 licensed venues have available spaces to […]

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MPs vote to extend emergency lockdown laws for another six months

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox The Government will keep additional coronavirus powers for another six months – even after lockdown has ended. The Coronavirus Act, initially introduced at the start of the pandemic, gives ministers the power to shut down schools and […]

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Fake Covid-19 tests and even coronavirus ‘vaccines’ being sold on the Dark Web

Faked Covid-19 test results, as well as falsified vaccine passports and even products that are claimed to be the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines have been spotted for sale on the Dark Web. The websites – impossible to access from most popular web browsers – have long been known to host marketplaces for illegal drugs, pornography […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Ministry reveals latest new case numbers

The Ministry of Health is revealing the latest number of new Covid-19 cases at about 1pm today. It has been 21 days since the last case was reported in the community. The last update was on Friday, when 10 new cases in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) were revealed, covering the previous two days. Today’s […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Support for Covid vaccination grows – poll

More than half of New Zealanders now say they will “definitely” get vaccinated against Covid-19 when they get the chance. A One News Colmar Brunton poll shows that the proportion who will “definitely” get vaccinated has risenfrom 44 per cent in September and 45 per cent in December to 52 per cent this month. A […]