Woman in Christchurch MIQ Facility initiates ‘hunger strike’ after refusing swab test

Woman in Christchurch MIQ Facility initiates ‘hunger strike’ after refusing swab test

A woman staying in Christchurch’s Managed Isolation Facility (Commodore Hotel) is planning to go on a ‘hunger strike’ in protest for refusing COVID-19 tests, which would originally let her leave early after the mandatory 14 day period if she did take them. The woman, Priszallia Hawkins, reportedly has to stay...

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7 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

7 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, none in the Community

There are 7 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community. The first new case arrived on March 22 from the United States. This person tested positive at around day 14 routine testing, is a close contact of a case and is now staying...

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America facing Ketchup shortage due to COVID-19 Pandemic

America facing Ketchup shortage due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Reportedly, the COVID-19 Pandemic is causing a nationwide ketchup shortage. Restaurants around America are ‘scambling’ to get ahold of tomato sauce. Due to the demand for ditching shared bottles due to health measures, the ramping up of packets and other single-use containers have become more popular. Since January last year,...

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Trans-Tasman Bubble will provide ‘big boost’ for Auckland’s economy

Trans-Tasman Bubble will provide ‘big boost’ for Auckland’s economy

Auckland’s Mayor, Phil Goff, welcomed the announcement of a trans-Tasman bubble on Tuesday. Cabinet made a decision under the advice of Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to open up the border with Australia as it poses only a low risk due to the...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signs law allowing two more terms

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs law allowing two more terms

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Monday that will allow for him to probably hold two more years of power to 2036. It ends a year-long process to reset presidential terms, rewriting the constitution with a constitutional vote that includes a provision to reset prior term limits. The...

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