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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Coronavirus ripped through aged cared homes in the UK, but one managed to avoid disaster
     3 August 2020
    Coronavirus was ripping through UK care homes when the boss of one group of facilities decided to go his own way. He defied official guidelines and did whatever it took to protect his residents. They haven't had a single case.
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    As Italy emerges from coronavirus COVID-19 catastrophe, families try to recover loved ones from a lonely grave
    2 Aug: Bereaved families in the Lombardy region battle in the washup of the country's devastating pandemic to provide loved ones with a proper burial they were cruelly robbed of.... more
    Hydroxychloroquine is a poor coronavirus treatment but a perfect parable for our times
    2 Aug: Thanks to social media, the anti-malarial drug is no longer a potential COVID-19 treatment but an ideological position.... more
    In 1985, a third of the UK's population stopped to watch the World Snooker Championship Final
    2 Aug: The World Snooker Championship gets underway this weekend, becoming one of the first sporting events to welcome back crowds in England since the coronavirus pandemic. Roll back 35 years though, and snooker was the hottest ticket in town.... more
    PNG's coronavirus spike appears to have been triggered by a COVID-19 lab tester. Now a hospital is the epicentre
    1 Aug: PNG's recent outbreak started at a lab responsible for identifying COVID-19 cases at the country's biggest hospital. But there is still a mystery over how the first case contracted the virus.... more
    The cancer costs of the coronavirus pandemic
    1 Aug: As health systems worldwide grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, there are trade-offs for diseases like cancer. UK modelling suggests as many as 3,621 more people could die from cancer in the next five years ā€” but what's the situation here?... more
    People urged to stay away from packed beaches as UK records third-hottest day ever
    1 Aug: Despite a warning from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson about a second wave of coronavirus, many Brits flock to beaches, seemingly ignoring social distancing and local councils' pleas to stay away.... more
    Sonny Bill Williams was only back in Australia for a few minutes before a Covid-19 breach scare
    1 Aug: Sonny Bill Williams was only back in Australia for a few minutes before a Covid-19 breach scare... more
    Donald Trump says mail-in voting leads to fraud. Experts say it's critical to protecting the US election from coronavirus
    1 Aug: Will America's struggles with COVID-19 go away before election day? Probably not. So will the country be prepared to vote during a pandemic? It'sā€¦ complicated.... more
    COVID-19 long-term effects: People report ongoing fatigue, brain fog and breathlessness, so what's happening in the body?
    31 Jul: Anecdotes are emerging of people who have recovered from COVID-19 but have strange, ongoing symptoms such as prolonged fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog and digestive symptoms. What does the evidence tell us about these longer-term effects of the virus?... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     14 Jul: Unsolved Mysteries, the Netflix reboot, brings a classic TV series into the age of the internet sleuth ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     15 Jul: Britain bans Huawei from its 5G network and will remove existing equipment by 2027 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     21 Jul: Coronavirus vaccine from Oxford University is safe, can train immune system: early results ++++++++++++++++++++
     02 Aug: Hydroxychloroquine is a poor coronavirus treatment but a perfect parable for our times ++++++++++++++++++++
     24 Jul: An assurance a spate of break-ins in the Dunedin student quarter isn't related to a pair of men door-knocking with fake surveys +++++++++++++++++
     18 Jul: Indonesia struggles with rising coronavirus infections as tests become commercialised ++++++++
     25 Jul: The #FreeBritney movement made it to court. Here's what you need to know about the Britney Spears case ++++++++

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      7 Aug: Us flight touches down in christchurch ahead of international antarctic season (RadioNZ)
      7 Aug: Flying fijians coach keeping close eye on local talent (RadioNZ)
      7 Aug: What's sup? surfing loses bid for total control of paddle boarding (RadioNZ)
      7 Aug: International beer can collection for sale as collector downsizes (
      7 Aug: League - sonny bill williams keen to start a charity when he retires from elite sport (
      7 Aug: Nz's moves towards becoming a tech hub (RadioNZ)
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    Meanwhile injured Crusader Scott Barrett says the team is facing the magnitude of today's match More...

    Auckland's Watercare dams are still 25% below their usual storage levels for this time of the year More...

     Today's News

    The Mainland Tactix have the edge in an entertaining ANZ Premiership match against the Northern Mystics in Auckland 21:57

    The Northern Stars have clinched a 46-45 win over the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in the ANZ Premiership 21:17

    Law and Order:
    A teenager who was celebrating his girlfriend's birthday at a party in Kawhia, near Hamilton, is in hospital after a vehicle hit him and then allegedly drove off without stopping 18:57

    Auckland's Watercare dams are still 25% below their usual storage levels for this time of the year 18:37

    Rugby League:
    Penrith coach Ivan Cleary is facing punishment after he claimed Canberra were "managed" back into their NRL match 18:17

    After a couple of poor performances, Dustin Johnson will be in command heading into the final day of the PGA Championship in San Francisco 17:57

    Law and Order:
    Napier police have swarmed on Anderson Park to break-up a fight, reportedly in front of playing children 17:27

    Health & Safety:
    Many Australians have picked up new habits during the coronavirus lockdown with one in 12 people drinking alcohol every day since the pandemic began 16:57

    Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have become stronger together since their brief split in 2017 16:44

    A siege mentality within the Mainland Tactix ahead of an important couple of days in their ANZ Premiership season 16:37

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