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Twitter closes San Francisco, New York offices as Covid cases surge

Pedestrians use mobile phones while walking past Twitter Inc. headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S. Bloomberg | Getty Images Twitter has announced that it will close its San Francisco and New York offices immediately as Covid cases surge across the country. Wednesday’s announcement comes just two weeks after the social media company reopened their offices… Read More »

NSW records 10 local cases

A school student is among 10 locally acquired cases of Covid-19 recorded in New South Wales overnight. NSW Health announced five new cases in tests completed up to 8pm on Monday night, however two of them were announced yesterday. There were also seven new locally acquired cases recorded after the 8pm deadline, meaning there are… Read More »

Five new local cases recorded in Victoria

Victoria has recorded five new local COVID-19 infections, bringing the state’s outbreak to 70 cases. Three of the five are direct primary close contacts of existing cases and have been in quarantine for their entire infectious period. The remaining two are “unlinked” to any known cases and were infectious in the community. One of the… Read More »

Indian and other ‘variants of concern’ behind a quarter of Covid cases in London

Indian Covid variant may already be dominant in Britain and has grown ‘exponentially’ since March, SAGE warns… but cases are only rising in THREE out of 23 hotspots and experts say mutant strains won’t be ‘disaster’ first feared Documents published by SAGE said B.1.617.2 strain likely made up ‘majority’ of the UK’s infections by mid-May… Read More »

Testing homeless people during COVID-19 identifies several new HIV cases, especially in Black people

An innovative peer-centred outreach project, testing homeless and unstably housed people in London during the height of the COVID epidemic for HIV and viral hepatitis, has revealed a significant proportion with HIV who were either undiagnosed, or diagnosed but not in care.  Dr Binta Sultan, physician in Inclusion Health at University College Hospital in London… Read More »