COVID-19

Super Fund keeps COVID Controls

NSL announced this following a surge in recorded COVID-19 cases in Port Moresby, and other provinces,

NSL says over the past 12-months the Fund has implemented operational controls to help tenants, members and staff to stay ahead of the spread COVID-19.

CEO of Nambawan Super, Paul Sayer, said Covid-19 is a serious threat to the wellbeing of Papua New Guineans, and they must not be complacent.

Police station closes after COVID-19 case

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said they were advised on Tuesday morning that a personnel from Gordon’s Police Station had his results sent back to him as positive on Monday night.

“He did the right thing by immediately contacting his Police Station Commander who in turn, alerted Metropolitan Superintendent and I,” stated Wagambie Jnr.

“We immediately, under COVID-19 protocols, have temporarily closed the Gordon's Police Station and have had all personnel there put though COVID-19 testing at Rita Flynn.

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Manning in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Manning said his COVID-19 results including those of the two members of his family were confirmed on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

PM makes alert level announcement for Auckland

Cabinet met this afternoon to decide whether the risk of Covid-19 spreading has diminished enough for Auckland to move to alert level 1.

Eight cases that had recently emerged had all been linked and close contacts of the mother of a family at the centre of the outbreak had all produced negative results, she said.

Cabinet had decided to make face coverings mandatory in all public transport across NZ at levels one and two.

Treasury closes following positive COVID-19 result

This is a risk mitigation measure to limit any potential transmission of COVID-19. 

The Treasury Secretary, Dairi Vele, stated: “It was a decision made to protect the health and safety of Treasury officers in the workplace and to ensure any vulnerable officers or those with at-risk members of family are protected. 

“We were notified that a Treasury officer had received a positive COVID-19 test result. This officer had not recently been in the workplace, however, community transmission is high within the city and our staff should feel safe in their work environment.”

Auckland to drop to alert level 2 at midnight

There is one exception to the alert levels: Papatoetoe High School. Students and their families are being asked to stay home, and return a negative Covid-19 test before returning to school on Monday.

"As ever, if you are sick, please stay home," Ardern said. "This continues to be one of our most important restrictions."

She said Cabinet will review the alert levels again on Monday.

Snap coronavirus lockdown for Victoria as Holiday Inn outbreak grows

From 11:59pm tonight, all of Victoria will return to stage four lockdown restrictions, meaning there are only four main reasons to leave the home: shopping for essential supplies, care and caregiving, exercise and essential work.

Exercise and shopping will be limited to within 5 kilometres of the home.

Face masks will need to be worn indoors and outdoors and no visitors will be allowed in homes.

14 new cases reported

The National Pandemic Control Centre has reported that the latest cases were reported in Madang and the nation’s capital.

NCD reported one case whilst Madang reported 13 cases. The 13 reported cases in Madang are all male, ages ranging from 21 to 46 years.

They were detected through contact tracing.

The 13 cases did not show symptoms of the COVID-19 virus at the time of testing, but swab samples returned otherwise.

A 23 year old male is the latest to be tested positive in NCD.

He was experiencing muscle aches at the time of testing.

One tests positive to COVID-19 in Hunters’ travel team

PNGRFL Acting CEO Stanley Hondina issued a statement today, and on Thursday February 4, at 5pm, all 34 players and staff entered the prearranged quarantine bubble as outlined in the Quarantine Plan provided to Queensland Health Authority (QHA) and underwent PCR testing.

 

“The results of the tests were received on Friday February 5, 2021 and with the exception of one member whose result was classified as ‘inconclusive’, all were negative,” Hondina said.

 

“The member was immediately isolated pending further investigations and testings.”

 

Britain's Captain Sir Tom Moore dies at 100 after testing positive for Covid-19

"It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore," his daughters said in a statement.

The 100-year-old, who raised almost £33m for the National Health Service (NHS), was taken to Bedford Hospital after requiring help with his breathing on Sunday.

His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore said he had been treated for pneumonia over the past few weeks and last week tested positive for Covid-19.

He had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 due to the other medication he was taking.