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New Zealand and Australia to open quarantine-free travel bubble

New Zealand and Australia to open quarantine-free travel bubble

World
April 6 (UPI) -- New Zealand announced Tuesday it will be re-opening its borders with Australia later this month after slamming them shut to travel a year ago in an effort to stymie the spread of the coronavirus. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced during a press conference Tuesday that conditions in both countries to permit quarantine-free travel between them had been met and the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be open starting April 19. Advertisement The announcement came hours after the nation's Cabinet had been informed that travel would be safe and that the director-general of health assessed the risk of transmission between the two countries was low. "One sacrifice that has been particularly hard for many to bear over the past year has been not be able to see friends...
The Latest: New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

The Latest: New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

Health
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus was spreading in the community.Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said Sunday the case was a 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe.Like other returning travelers, she spent 14 days in quarantine and twice tested negative before being returning home on Jan. 13. She later developed symptoms and tested positive.He said health officials will conduct genome testing but are working under the assumption that the case is a more transmissible variant of the virus.He said they are investigating to see whether its possible she caught the disease from another returning traveler who was staying
Woman dies in suspected New Zealand shark attack

Woman dies in suspected New Zealand shark attack

Technology
Police say a woman has died in what appears to be New Zealand’s first fatal shark attack in eight yearsByThe Associated PressJanuary 8, 2021, 6:44 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A woman has died in what appears to be New Zealand’s first fatal shark attack in eight years, police said on Friday.Emergency services responded late Thursday afternoon to reports of a woman “injured in the water,” at Waihi Beach, a popular tourist spot 153 kilometers (95 miles) drive southeast of Auckland, a police statement said.“Indications are that she had been injured by a shark,” Police Inspector Dean Anderson said.She was dragged from the water with leg wounds and attempts to resuscitate her on the beach failed, media reported.A vacationing doctor
New Zealand declares a climate change emergency

New Zealand declares a climate change emergency

World
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- New Zealand declared a climate emergency on Wednesday as it launched a plan to make its public sector carbon neutral by 2025. The motion to declare the emergency was introduced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and was passed 76-43 by Parliament in recognition of New Zealanders who have been calling "for action to protect the environment and reduce the impact of human activity on the climate," the document read. Advertisement Ardern told lawmakers that the motion was based on scientists' warnings that immediate action is necessary in order to avoid a disastrous 1.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperature -- which she said would cause a risk to human health, livelihood and civil unrest among other negative consequences. "This is a declaration grounded in a deep sense of re...
Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand votes

Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand votes

World
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