Woman broke lockdown rules driving to Liverpool as it has ‘loads of fit fellas’

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A woman has admitted that she broke lockdown rules because she was on the hunt for "fit fellas". Louise Whelan was fined £220 after being stopped while driving from Wirral to Liverpool

Covid 19 coronavirus: What new NZ case means for transtasman travel bubble

A new case of Covid-19 in Auckland has cast a cloud over New Zealand and Australia’s travel bubble, just one week before it is due to begin. The new case, revealed yesterday, is a hotel worker at Auckland’s Grand Millennium hotel and a close contact of hotel security guard who

Covid 19 coronavirus: Privacy breach reveals the mess of software being used to track vaccinations

The aftermath of a privacy breach has revealed that a tangle of different software systems are being used to manage Covid-19 vaccinations in NZ – and that a purpose-built booking system will arrive in late May at the earliest. On March 28, the Canterbury DHB reported a substantial data breach

Boris Johnson set to make 4 major lockdown easing announcements on Monday

Boris Johnson is expected to make announcements on holidays, vaccine passports, lockdown and social distancing in Downing Street briefing on Monday. The PM is set to make the four big Covid announcements to bring more clarity to what Brits can expect for the summer. Here is what to expect: Lockdown

Covid 19 coronavirus: Rob Fyfe – Caution needed on reopening borders as ‘fourth wave looms’

New Zealand will need to be cautious around reopening of borders as the world faces a fourth wave of the pandemic and Covid-19 numbers spike in the Northern Hemisphere says business leader Rob Fyfe. “We’re far from out of the woods,” he warned on a Trans-Tasman Business circle panel discussion

Covid 19 coronavirus: Ministers get vaccine and provide update on rollout

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says 66,296 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered as of last night. About 52,183 New Zealanders had received a dose, while 16,483 had received both, Hipkins said at a media update this morning. For the next couple of months he expected 7000-8000 people

Covid 19 coronavirus: Brisbane enters three-day lockdown as community cluster grows

Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown from 5pm this afternoon after Queensland recorded 10 new cases of Covid-19 overnight, including four community cases. This brings a new community cluster in Brisbane to seven cases. One of the new community cases announced today is believed to be a nurse

Covid 19 coronavirus: Scientists warn the impact of ‘long Covid’ needs urgent attention

Scientists warn New Zealand’s healthcare system could be hit with an “ongoing burden” from people suffering “long Covid” – a “very real concern” needing urgent attention. Overseas research has found months after being infected with the virus, people are experiencing crippling fatigue, “brain fog”, severe breathlessness, heart palpitations, chest pain,

‘No foreign holidays until autumn’ lockdown professor warns as cases surge

Brits will be unlikely to enjoy a foreign holiday until at least the AUTUMN claims a top scientist. Neil Ferguson, dubbed 'Professor Lockdown' after his predictions of coronavirus' potential spread terrified politicians into plunging the country into the March 2020 lockdown, has warned that foreign strains and waves will have