Tokyo does not like China’s idea of COVID-19 ‘anal swab’ testing procedures

Tokyo does not like China’s idea of COVID-19 ‘anal swab’ testing procedures

Tokyo requested that Beijing pull a halt to anal swab tests for COVID-19 on its Japanese citizens. Accordingly, the test procedure can cause subjective pain. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said there was no response from the Government that Beijing would be changing the testing procedures, which has resulted in...

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12-year-old Deziah reported missing in Hamilton, now located

12-year-old Deziah reported missing in Hamilton, now located

Waikato Police were seeking the public’s help in finding 13-year-old Deziah in Hamilton. She was found on Wednesday morning as thisquality understands. Deziah was reported as missing since Saturday evening.  She was last known to be missing from her home. Authorities were concerned for her well-being and whereabouts at the...

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68-year-old Raymond Horn goes missing, Police look for two people of interest – video

68-year-old Raymond Horn goes missing, Police look for two people of interest – video

Authorities are looking to identify two people of interest after 68-year-old Raymond Horn went missing from his home in Central Invercargill on Monday, February 15. Source: CC/ New Zealand Police Source: CC/ New Zealand Police Police are looking to speak to the two people of interest captured from CCTV who...

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4 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

4 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are 4 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, and none in the community. The first case arrived on February 28 from India via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 0 and is staying in a quarantine facility in Auckland. The...

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New Zealand Māori Council welcomes Government PHARMAC Review

New Zealand Māori Council welcomes Government PHARMAC Review

Executive Director Matthew Tukaki of the New Zealand Māori Council has welcomed a PHARMAC review that was announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little today. The review will consist of following through with an election promise to conduct an independent review into PHARMAC by focusing on...

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New Zealand Government introduces independent PHARMAC Review

New Zealand Government introduces independent PHARMAC Review

The New Zealand Government, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little announced today that a review would take place regarding how well PHARMAC performs. PHARMAC’s independent review will suit an election promise in forwarding focus on its performance against the current intentions and maximising its potential. The review...

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