Pregnant mum with Covid loses her baby after being forced to wait in hospital car park for 2.5 hours for single room

A PREGNANT mum lost her 'healthy' baby after being forced to wait in a hospital car park for two and a half hours because she had Covid. Fationa Nikolli was almost 32 weeks into her pregnancy when she was told told to wait outside the Birmingham Women's Hospital, West Midlands until a single room could be found for her. The

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Gas crisis could ‘blow Covid winter plans out the water’ – amid fears of new lockdowns

THE UK's gas crisis could "blow Covid winter plans out the water", an expert has warned. Vaccines required for teens and the booster rollout need to be kept cold – with the shortage of CO2 gas sparking fears they could be affected. It comes after it was confirmed local authorities have retained special powers to plunge areas back into Covid

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Map outlines Waikato’s bespoke alert level 4 border

A small Waikato region will move into a “bespoke” level 4 lockdown requirement after recording three new cases. Director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has issued a section 70 notice for people around Mangatangi that would effectively increase the border around Auckland. Anyone who may have come in contact with these community cases must get tested, and isolate at

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Neighbours dob in family over gathering that turned out to be Zoom birthday party

A Clarks Beach couple say a neighbour dobbed them in for hosting a party in their house on Saturday – but there was only the two of them in their bubble, celebrating a relative’s birthday via Zoom video call. “Maybe they just didn’t like our loud, out-of-tune singing,” Tok Tobeck jokes. Tok Tobeck and her husband were puzzled to receive

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Extra red flight from Australia as transtasman bubble pause extended

A third “red flight” will be offered to New Zealanders stuck in emergency situations in Australia. It comes as the transtasman bubble pause has been extended for a further eight weeks, meaning quarantine-free travel between the two countries won’t be reinstated until at least mid-November. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson did not specify a date for the third red flight,

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Positive case at Mongrel Mob pad after patient discharged herself from Middlemore Hospital before test result

Mongrel Mob members in Auckland are isolating after a young woman discharged herself from Middlemore Hospital and went home to the gang’s pad where she lives while waiting for a Covid-19 test result . The woman entered the hospital’s emergency department on Thursday with a health issue unrelated to Covid-19, and her answers to screening questions indicated she had no

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Covid 19 Australia: Victoria outbreak grows amid ‘lockdown fatigue and slow vaccine uptake’

Victoria recorded another 392 new local cases of Covid-19 on Sunday morning, as the state’s vaccination rate climbs higher. Just 107 of the cases have so far been linked to existing outbreaks, suggesting contact tracers are struggling to keep up with the surge. More than 36,000 vaccines were administered on Saturday, and 48,063 tests were carried out. As of Sunday

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Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Middlemore Hospital not unique in lacking isolation space for patients awaiting Covid test results

A lack of isolation facilities in hospitals means it’s a “reality” patients awaiting Covid tests will sometimes be put in a ward with other patients, a Nurse’s Union representative says. This week one of Auckland’s main hospitals has been at the centre of two Covid scares – most recently after a patient walked out of the hospital before her Covid

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Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Crowne Plaza vaccination clinic among new locations linked to mystery cases

Mystery Covid cases not linked to the current outbreak have led to health officials releasing several locations of interest as part of their investigations. One of the new locations is the vaccination clinic at the Crowne Plaza, in the Auckland CBD, which is linked to a positive case on Monday, August 23, between 4.30pm and 7pm. Director general of health

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PM to green light Covid passports and booster vaccine to stop winter lockdown – but MPs want to EXTEND powers

BORIS Johnson will next week unveil a “tool box” of contingency measures to see off a winter lockdown and keep Britain open, The Sun can reveal. Ministers will green light vaccine booster shots, Covid passports for clubs and stadiums and the biggest flu jab rollout in history to ease pressure on the NHS. An advertising blitz will urge most vulnerable

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