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Weekly tests for quarantine workers

Acting chief medical officer professor Paul Kelly has announced weekly coronavirus tests for hotel quarantine workers around the country, after South Australia was forced into lockdown. SA is the second state to be affected by breaches in the system, with Victoria only recently emerging from its deadly second wave, which originated in quarantine hotels. Premier… Read More »

From intensive care to Covid tests: how have we prepared for the second wave and have we learned from the spring surge?

In case there was any doubt about our current predicament, Dr Ronan Glynn, the acting chief medical officer, declared it officially this week: Ireland has entered a second wave of Covid-19. We’re moving into the second chapter,” he said. “It’s a particularly difficult time for the country because everyone is sick and tired of this… Read More »

Melbourne emergency nurse tests positive

An emergency department nurse has tested positive for COVID-19, as Victoria records 41 new cases and targets community transmission. The Royal Melbourne Hospital confirmed the diagnosis on Saturday, saying all the woman’s known contacts had been informed and were receiving support. It is not yet known whether the nurse went to work at the Parkville… Read More »

Britain’s Royal Air Force tests virus-tracing app but privacy concerns remain

Military vehicles cross Westminster Bridge after members of the 101 Logistic Brigade delivered a consignment of medical masks to St Thomas’ hospital on March 24, 2020 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images A Royal Air Force base in North Yorkshire, England, is testing a new contact-tracing app that has been developed by the… Read More »