New Zealand is no longer free from the coronavirus after health officials said they had found two new cases, which they said were imported from recent travel from the United Kingdom.
The Ministry of Health's director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield told reporters two women in their 30s and 40s from the same family arrived in the country on June 7 and stayed in hotel isolation in Auckland, before travelling by private car to Wellington on compassionate grounds on June 13.
A giraffe living in an Australian holds the distinction of being the tallest giraffe in the world. According to CNN, 12-year-old Forest tops out at an impressive height of 18 feet, 8 inches. Officials from Guinness World Records had to create a specially made measuring pole just to record his height. Forest was born at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand in 2007 and was moved to Australia Zoo when he was 2 years old.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke with Nobel laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, and discussed ideas that could re-shape the post pandemic world. The duo delved into limitations of adopting a western economic model. Yunus called for making a new beginning towards a system that will create space for the informal and rural economy and all sections of society. "We follow western way of doing things in economic system. We don't see the vibrant capacity of people in India, Bangladesh. Their creativity has to be admired, but government has chosen to stay away. Rural economy has become an appendix to urban economy. Rural economy is the supplier of the labour," Yunus said. The dialogue was part of a series launched by Gandhi ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has earlier talked to several experts, both in the economy and epidemiology, besides nurses and industrialists. Gandhi's last conversation was with four Indian nurses working in New Zealand, Australia, UK and India. He has also spoken to to Raghuram Rajan, Abhijit Banerjee, Nicholas Burns among others.
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Mozilla's VPN service has been officially launched and is now available for Windows and Android in six countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, and the UK, the company announced today. According to The Verge, the service is available for 4.99 USD a month, and, like other VPNs, it is designed to make web-browsing more private and secure. As part of the move, the service is being rebranded from Firefox Private Network to Mozilla VPN, a change that was announced last month. Including the US, Canada, and the UK, Mozilla says its VPN is initially also available in Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand, and that it might expand its availability to more countries later this year. About its launch on Android and Windows, Mozilla says that it will be officially coming to iOS soon.
New Zealand's former prime minister Helen Clark warned on Friday (July 10) if the world remained "flat-footed" in its response to pandemics it faces future economic, social and political crisis, after she was appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to lead a review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Zealand’s health ministry announces it has been 17 days since any new coronavirus case was reported. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she “did a little dance” when she found out. According to Business Insider, the cases refer specifically to any receiving hospital-level care. New Zealand's Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said he didn’t dance but did allow himself “a little smile.” Experts say the country’s quick and strict response to the virus contribute to their success.
A police officer has been killed and a second injured after being shot in New Zealand. Police in Auckland said officers pulled over a car on Friday morning when a person began firing at them before driving away. The suspect’s vehicle reportedly hit a bystander, who was injured, and the second officer has serious injuries.
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