New Zealand opens Women's World Cup with a 1-0 upset over Norway on emotional 1st day in host nation
Hannah Wilkinson has scored to open the second half and New Zealand has upset Norway 1-0 for its first-ever win at the Women’s World Cup just hours after a shooting in downtown Auckland that shocked the host nation.
Women's World Cup security heightened ahead of opening match following deadly shooting in Auckland
Security was heightened ahead of Thursday night’s opening Women’s World Cup game after a gunman killed two people at a downtown construction site in Auckland, roughly 12 hours ahead of co-host New Zealand’s match against Norway.
New Zealand city enters 3-day lockdown after virus found
New Zealands largest city of Auckland is being placed into a three-day lockdown Sunday following the discovery of three unexplained virus cases. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)WELLINGTON – New Zealand's largest city of Auckland has begun a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community. It has also forced a delay in the America's Cup sailing regatta. AdThe country has been hosting the America's Cup sailing regatta. The winner will then take on Emirates Team New Zealand for the America's Cup.
Dangerous Liaison: New Zealand virus quarantine flaw exposed
The Grand Millenium hotel, a managed isolation facility is seen in central Auckland, New Zealand, July, 16, 2020. A traveler and a worker at the quarantine hotel started passing each other notes, including one written on the back of a face mask. The man working at the quarantine hotel was supposed to be the last line of defense. Brigadier Jim Bliss, the head of managed isolation and quarantine, said the worker was immediately sent home and told to self-isolate. New Zealand's successful response has resulted in just 25 people dying from the virus in a nation of 5 million.
Asia Today: India starts shipping COVID-19 vaccine to cities
Health workers shift a box containing COVID-19 vaccine from a vehicle to a cold storage at Commissionerate of Health and Family Welfare in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. WELLINGTON – India has started shipping COVID-19 vaccines to multiple cities, four days ahead of a nationwide inoculation drive. The first vaccine shipments contain the COVISHIELD vaccine made by the Serum Institute and developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. — Indonesia has received the raw materials to begin making 15 million doses of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine. Another Indian, HS Prannoy, an unidentified German and an Egyptian also tested positive on Monday, but their retests were found to be negative.
Asia Today: New Zealand imposes new mask rules as precaution
ThomasBach, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President,puts on his mask before speaking during the joint press conference between IOC and Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 16, 2020. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Virus Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced the new rules on Monday after meeting with senior lawmakers. — South Korea’s daily coronavirus tally has stayed above 200 for a third consecutive day, as authorities consider raising the country’s social distancing rules. The 223 additional cases recorded Monday by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency raised the country’s total to 28,769, including 494 deaths. The agency says 193 of them are locally transmitted cases while the rest was associated with international arrivals.
Asia Today: Sri Lanka bans public gatherings amid sharp rise
Sri Lankan health officials take swab samples from employees of the Colombo municipal council to test for COVID-19 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. The health ministry ordered the public not to conduct public gatherings such as exhibitions, parties, conferences, indoor or outdoor events, carnivals, musical shows and processions. — Australia’s economic leader says the country’s conservative prime minister and its health minister would not liken coronavirus to influenza as U.S. President Donald Trump had done. — Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday refused to comment on U.S. President Donald Trump’s behavior since he contracted COVID-19. “As prime minister, it’s my job to work with every world leader in Australia’s national interest,” Morrison replied.
The Latest: Indian virus surge continues with 78,000 cases
(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)NEW DELHI India has registered 78,512 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, maintaining an upward surge. The surge has raised the countrys total reported virus cases since the pandemic began to more than 3.6 million. New Zealand reported nine new virus infections Monday, including four among recently returned travelers who are in quarantine. ___SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has counted its 18th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases as its health minister warned about an increase in transmissions gone untraced. The 248 new cases reported by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday brought the total reported cases since the pandemic began to 19,947, including 324 deaths.