Scientists say public must wear masks and work from home or risk Xmas lockdown

Join the Secret Elves to get first access to our exclusive reviews of the must-have products this year. SAGE scientists have warned of a potential Christmas lockdown, and said that the public must wear masks and work from home if they want to prevent a Christmas lockdown. Professor Peter Openshaw, a member

Covid-19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Supermarkets cut hours after two Waikato Covid cases

Store trading hours at a number of Waikato Countdowns will be reduced to 8am-9pm from tomorrow, following the change to alert level 3 for parts of the region from 11.59pm tonight. The store hours will change at Countdowns Huntly, Bridge St, Te Rapa, Rototuna, Claudelands, Chartwell, St James, Hamilton, Dinsdale

Heart inflammation rates higher after Moderna Covid-19 shot than Pfizer vaccine: Canada data

OTTAWA (REUTERS) – Canadian health officials said on Friday (Oct 1) that data suggests reported cases of rare heart inflammation were relatively higher after Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine compared with the Pfizer/BioNTech shot. The data also indicated heart inflammation occurs more often in adolescents and adults under 30 years of age,

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Auckland boundary to remain in place next week

The boundary preventing Aucklanders travelling outside the city will remain in place next week regardless of whether the city moves to alert level 2. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today said the removal of the boundary will not be up for consideration on Monday when Cabinet meets to discuss whether it

Anti-lockdown hairdresser hasn’t paid £8k fine despite getting £10k in donations

A hairdresser who stubbornly refused to close her salon during last autumn's lockdown has vowed not to back down after being hit with £8,436 in fines. Sinead Quinn was issued with ten charges of lockdown breaking activity by Kirklees Council 40 days ago for repeatedly opening Quinn Blakey Hairdressing in

Anti-vaxxer mum-of-4 who said she was ‘unmasked and unvaccinated’ dies of Covid

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! A mum-of-four who boasted of being "unmasked, unmuzzled and unvaccinated" has died from Covid-19. Kristen Lowery, from Escalon, California, died aged 40 after contracting the virus. She leaves behind children Tayden, McKenna, Ella, and Ryenn.

Toyota cuts production target by 3% on parts and chips shortages

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp cut its annual production target by 300,000 vehicles on Friday as rising COVID-19 infections slowed output at parts factories in Vietnam and Malaysia, compounding a global shortage of auto chips.Employees walk at the Toyota Motor Corp new plant in Apaseo El Grande in Mexico’s

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Alert level 1 could be just two weeks away

A return to alert level 1 could be just two weeks away if trends continue, epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker says. However, Delta-enhanced restrictions would probably still be in force at the lowest level. The whole of the country outside Auckland woke up to level 2 restrictions yesterday, and continuing reductions