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Last updated: 16:59 BST, 24 May 2022
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CORONAVIRUS: LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Black single mother teaching assistant who was banned from WFH during Covid-19 pandemic wins race discrimination case after less-qualified white colleague was allowed to

24/05/22 16:50

24/05/22 16:17

The Labour politician inserted himself into the row over Covid lockdown breaches in Downing Street by writing to the Met Police's acting boss, Sir Stephen House.

24/05/22 15:52

The singer, 31, flaunted her toned figure in a crop top that featured chiffon puffy sleeves and was teamed with high-waisted wide-leg trousers.

24/05/22 13:33

The number of American births increased by 1% in 2021, the first increase in seven years. In total, the nation recorded 3,659,289 births in 2021, or 56.6 for every 1,000 women in the country.

24/05/22 09:05

The BBC show implemented a string of new guidelines, among them social bubbles, no studio audience and protective safety panels as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed the UK in 2020.

24/05/22 08:53

Natasha Woolley claimed Stephen Apsey had massaged her and made lewd comments after she had been accused of Covid rule breaking a transport services company in south Wales

24/05/22 08:22

Donna Coleman, 42, had her life support machine switched off in January last year after catching coronavirus having felt forced to return to Burnley College.

24/05/22 01:23

Tapper, 53, got his positive test at the network's Washington bureau on Monday, May 9, just ahead of his usual show at 4 p.m.

23/05/22 23:39

Pathologists across Australia are concerned people aren't properly reporting their Covid-19 positive rapid antigen tests.

23/05/22 20:27

Nearly every soldier in the U.S. Army - 97 percent - is fully immunized against Covid-19, bringing the service to almost full compliance with the Department of Defense vaccine mandate

23/05/22 18:48

A college where teacher Donna Coleman (pictured), 42, died of Covid-19 has become the first education sector employer in Great Britain found to have to breached health & safety laws during the pandemic.

23/05/22 16:16

Chinese state media has accused the United States of intentionally spreading Covid-19, which originated in China, but has so far held back from taking the same approach with monkeypox.

23/05/22 09:05

State media said Hyon Chol Hae, a Korean People's Army marshal, died of multiple organ failure as the country maintained the claim that its suspected coronavirus outbreak is subsiding.

23/05/22 08:35

Annastcia Palaszczuk has announced flu vaccines will be free for all Queenslanders from Tuesday as cases steeply rise before the usual winter wave.

23/05/22 01:17

Even though Title 42 is no longer ending on Monday, May 22, Border Patrol is still 'all hands on deck' as agents prepare for an influx of migrants at the border in the next few weeks.

22/05/22 23:39

Jason Geiger, 47, played the red Power Ranger under the stage name Austin St. John. He was arrested in Texas on Tuesday - one of 19 people accused of COVID loan fraud.

22/05/22 23:16

Pop star Samantha Jade has described the anguish of having to reschedule her wedding three times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

22/05/22 22:30

A sensational Premier League campaign full of thrills, spills and final-day drama concluded on Sunday with Manchester City winning the title instead of Liverpool and plenty more besides.

22/05/22 21:09

A decision on whether to require the three to reimburse the United States for education costs in lieu of service will be made by the secretary of the Air Force.

22/05/22 09:07

Survivors of the Manchester Arena terror attack and Mayor Andy Burnham were among those marking the fifth anniversary of the tragedy before running a 10km race through the city today.

22/05/22 01:42

Many an ale lover enjoys drinking from their own glass or tankard at the pub. But the common practice of refilling glasses is falling foul of Covid concerns.

21/05/22 23:26

The Greens are declaring a 'Greens-slide' in the lower house as the party remains on track for a historic electoral win.

21/05/22 22:58

The soap star, 49, had planned to exchange vows with the IT consultant, 40, in Greece before coronavirus restrictions forced them to cancel their May 2020 ceremony with just weeks to go.

21/05/22 17:05

Pauline Hanson's party is trailing behind the Queensland Greens candidate Penny Allman-Payne for the race to the Senate.

21/05/22 16:49

France has an estimated 250,000 vacancies in restaurants and cafes, with businesses warning they are ill prepared for an influx of tourists in the summer now that Covid-19 restrictions have lifted.

20/05/22 23:06

Sales of pre-owned homes fell by 2.4 per cent from March to April, falling to their lowest level since the Covid-19 sales slump in June 2020, a national realtors' group said this week.

20/05/22 22:06

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: To be honest, I'm not surprised to have succumbed, because the most recent Covid variant, Omicron, is the fastest-spreading virus in human history.

20/05/22 21:14

Dancing can reduce a person's levels of anxiety, along with providing other clinical benefits. A study from last year found that dancing can even help reduce symptoms of schizophrenia.

20/05/22 21:11

In the wake of the club's 1973 FA Cup win over Leeds - when Bob Stokoe's second tier underdogs beat the holders 1-0 - the Black Cats lost their next eight at the stadium.

20/05/22 20:31

An analysis by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a conservative think tank, bolsters champions of law and order and undermines calls from campaigners to 'defund the police'.

20/05/22 18:14

INTERVIEW BY KATHRYN BATTE: The club applied to join the second tier by at the same time as Manchester United. The Red Devils' bid was accepted but the Saints' was not.

20/05/22 17:08

The singer, 74, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal he will take to the stage once again after having a 'restful break at home.'

20/05/22 15:46

Only a small number of cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 have been identified so far, but analysis of the available data suggests they are likely to have a 'growth advantage' over BA.2.

20/05/22 11:48

Jimmy Barnes has given fans an update on his health after testing positive to Covid-19. 

20/05/22 01:25

The CDC has endorsed Pfizer's COVID booster shot for kids ages five to 11. The agency also recommended a second booster shot for immunocompromised people and those over 50.

19/05/22 23:22

The issue surrounds AEC voting rules for people who tested positive to the virus since last Saturday.

19/05/22 17:27

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that he will not reinstate the city's mask mandate. arlier this week, health officials move the city's Covid risk level up to 'high'.

19/05/22 16:01

Britons who shielded or lost loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic have today declared that Boris Johnson 'must go', following the conclusion of the Met's Partygate investigation.

19/05/22 15:38

Dr Monica Gandhi, an infectious diseases scientist, said there were no studies showing the extra jab lowered children's risk of symptomatic infection.

19/05/22 09:29

EasyJet says 'pent up demand' from passengers who have been unable or unwilling to travel during the pandemic are booking more tickets allowing the airline to increase service levels.

19/05/22 08:21

Thousands of voters may be prevented from casting a vote in the Federal election because of a loophole barring them from using other options such as postal or phone voting.

19/05/22 07:02

The Prime Minister was questioned about the jump in the lives lost related to Covid this year, with more than 5,000 deaths already.

18/05/22 22:54

President Joe Biden's top health official tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the latest member of his Cabinet to be infected with the virus.

18/05/22 22:30

Football, the country's national sport, continued to function during large parts of the Covid-19 pandemic that caused us all varying degrees of suffering as recently as last year.

18/05/22 18:42

Ashley Biden tested positive for COVID-19, the first lady's office said Wednesday, which will prevent the first daughter from traveling with her mother to Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica.

18/05/22 16:58

Nearly one in three Americans believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, an Axios/Ipsos survey finds, as the march towards normal life continues.

18/05/22 16:09

More than two-thirds of CEOs think that the Federal Reserve's attempts to quell inflation will lead inflation will lead to a recession, with one in 10 fearing a 'hard-landing,' according to a new poll. 

18/05/22 12:57

Alex Marshall, from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales has warned fellow dog owners against using unlicenced kennels after his pet Juno escaped and suffered major injuries on a railway track.

18/05/22 09:42

Mr Morrison was visiting the Devonport Strikers Soccer Club when he flattened a boy after a tackle - drawing comparison with British PM Boris Johnson who did the same seven years ago

18/05/22 08:40

Tasmanians will have their density and capacity limits taken away on Saturday after more than two long years since the Covid restrictions were slapped into place

18/05/22 08:31

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has bowled over a child during a soccer match while on the campaign trail. 

18/05/22 07:35

The 60-year-old English comedian doesn't hold back in SuperNature, but insisted that 'smart' people won't get offended as they will understand the 'irony'.

18/05/22 07:14

Podcaster Joe Rogan ranted after sharing a fake news story that an Australian state government was set to pass a law banning residents from growing their own food.

18/05/22 07:08

Victorian research organisation The Burnet Institute to partner with Moderna to create new vaccines for a range of infectious diseases.

18/05/22 04:24

Multiple sources spoke to Rolling Stone more than a month after the veteran musician was found dead in a hotel in Colombia March 25.

18/05/22 04:00

More than 50,000 fines have been handed to Victorians for breaching COVID-19 restrictions.

18/05/22 02:44

Jimmy Kimmel announced he tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time on Tuesday, two weeks after members of his family contracted the virus.

18/05/22 02:38

Juanita Paterson, 23, joined the United Australia Party.to 'fight for freedom' after she refused to comply with a vaccine mandate as a teacher in Victoria.

18/05/22 02:36

The federal Greens have announced flood resilience grants of up to $20,000 for homeowners as part of a major election policy.

18/05/22 02:15

Anyone found breaching Covid rules in South Australia could be punished with two years jail as harsh new laws are set to sail through state parliament this week.

18/05/22 02:04

The Prime Minister ruled out holding daily press conferences about the virus and said he didn't want Aussies living in fear of further lockdowns if he wins the election.

18/05/22 01:50

The pop singer, 26, exuded confidence in the lace one-piece as she belted out a string of her hits, including New Rules, Levitating and her Calvin Harris collaboration One Kiss.

18/05/22 00:16

The federal government is transporting migrants to various U.S. cities on private charter flights funded with taxpayer dollars. Regional leaders claim they were unaware of the flights.

17/05/22 22:45

Craig Tamanaha, 49, and his defense failed to reach a plea agreement with the Manhattan District Attorney's office in court on Tuesday, setting up a deposition hearing scheduled on June 10.

17/05/22 21:54

Rogan, 54, has been criticized in the past for repeating COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories.

17/05/22 21:20

Eric Clapton, who claimed he had severe side effects from the vaccine, has cancelled shows in Zurich and Milan after contracting Covid while performing at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this month.

17/05/22 19:42

Apple has delayed plans to bring workers back to the office three days a week following the resignation of a boss who quit over the requirement. 

17/05/22 18:51

The Countess of Wessex, 57, donned a vibrant hot pink dress to visit the school and community centre where she bonded with pupils and locals before planting a tree to mark the occasion.

17/05/22 18:34

President Joe Biden still doesn't have action announced on student loan forgiveness despite claiming two weeks ago that he would make a decision 'in a couple of weeks.'

17/05/22 18:01

With the anticipated sequel to the 1986 original a mere ten days away from hitting cinemas, stars Glen Powell, Danny Ramirez and Jay Ellis have joined forces for Men's Health.

17/05/22 17:49

New York City has transitioned into a 'high' Covid alert level as both hospitalizations and cases have risen in recent weeks. Covid cases have reached 4,000 per day, a 50% jump.

17/05/22 15:39

The United States eclipsed the grim milestone of  one million COVID-19 deaths last week, the first country to reach the mark, and a new study finds that a large portion of these deaths could have been prevented by the vaccines.

17/05/22 15:20

Officials green-lighted the shots for the age group, saying they would give them 'continued protection against Covid'. They are available from five months after the second jab.

17/05/22 14:10

Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to Tottenham last week had originally been scheduled to take place on January 16 - before their request for the game to be postponed was granted by the Premier League.

17/05/22 08:24

About 20 per cent of Australians admit they risked working while having Covid-19 symptoms to make ends meet, according to a new survey.

17/05/22 07:47

Melbourne restaurateur Liam Ganley warns that Australia's backpacker workforce is not returning in large numbers because of their experience during the country's multiple Covid-19 lockdowns.

17/05/22 06:00

Rep. Kat Cammack took a trip to the southern border on Sunday, unveiling more stock piles of infant formula and supplies. She says more supplies are headed to the border in coming weeks.

17/05/22 05:48

Little and McGeachin feuded over coronavirus precautions and the role of government. Last year McGeachin twice attempted a power grab when Little was out of state on business.

17/05/22 04:35

Kumail Nanjiani got his week off to a good start by running some errands and showing off his physique.

17/05/22 04:27

A young model who spent her teenage years sunbaking with tanning oil only to end up with a deadly melanoma has shared the scar that's left behind from her major surgery to remove it.

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