Tag: Asia Pacific

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Pacific’s fight against Covid-19 hamstrung by lack of clean water

Pacific’s fight against Covid-19 hamstrung by lack of clean water

Papua New Guinea’s battle against a climbing rate of Covid-19 infections is being hampered by the most basic of shortages – access to clean water –pub [...]
Auckland lockdown to ease despite new Covid cases

Auckland lockdown to ease despite new Covid cases

Auckland is on track to move out of level 3 lockdown on Sunday despite new cases of Covid-19.New Zealand’s largest city has been in level 3 for more t [...]
Dengue breakthrough after mosquitoes laced with natural bacteria

Dengue breakthrough after mosquitoes laced with natural bacteria

Infecting mosquitoes with a naturally occurring bacteria dramatically reduces their ability to transmit dengue, according to a breakthrough study that [...]
Case of man reinfected with coronavirus stokes immunity fears

Case of man reinfected with coronavirus stokes immunity fears

A young man has been diagnosed with coronavirus more than four months after he recovered from a first episode of the disease, suggesting that immunity [...]
Jacinda Ardern says 2020 has been ‘frankly terrible’ as Auckland lockdown extended

Jacinda Ardern says 2020 has been ‘frankly terrible’ as Auckland lockdown extended

New Zealand’s biggest city will remain in lockdown until midnight on Sunday, the extra four days necessitated by the rising number of Covid-19 cases, [...]
‘We did the right thing’: sadness and uncertainty in Auckland as Covid returns

‘We did the right thing’: sadness and uncertainty in Auckland as Covid returns

It was the storm before the calm. In the hours immediately before Auckland went into level 3 lockdown at noon on Wednesday, the city’s roads were full [...]
Global report: New Zealand begins mass testing as Australia records deadliest day

Global report: New Zealand begins mass testing as Australia records deadliest day

Australia suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic so far, with 21 deaths in the state of Victoria, as authorities in New Zealand’s largest city pre [...]
Papua New Guinea’s massive Ok Tedi mine closes as Covid cases spread to new areas

Papua New Guinea’s massive Ok Tedi mine closes as Covid cases spread to new areas

Cases of Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea have spread to new provinces, forcing the closure of the massive Ok Tedi mine, and sparking warnings that a surg [...]
Cramped workplaces, parties … the factors fuelling local Covid-19 spikes

Cramped workplaces, parties … the factors fuelling local Covid-19 spikes

It is not always possible to pinpoint the origin of a local spike in cases, particularly in countries like the UK, where the disease is still circulat [...]
Global report: Philippines ‘losing battle’ as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases

Global report: Philippines ‘losing battle’ as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases

Senior doctors in the Philippines have pleaded with the government to impose a strict lockdown in the capital Manila or risk losing the battle to cont [...]
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