The New York State Assembly Majority is considering rescinding emergency powers granted to Governor Andrew Cuomo to manage the coronavirus pandemic after a top aide admitted their administration hid damning information about deaths among nursing home patients, according to a report from NY1 . In a remarkable confession made during a conference call with state Democrats, obtained by The New York Post , Melissa DeRosa, secretary to Cuomo, admitted that officials 'froze' in August when former President Donald Trump's Department of Justice asked for the data, before rebuffing the request. DeRosa told lawmakers: 'We were in a position where we weren't sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren't sure if there was going to be an investigation.' The data remained secret for months until January, when a shocking report from New York Attorney General Letitia James' … [Read more...] about NY State Assembly considers removing Governor Cuomo’s emergency powers after his top aide admits they covered-up true scale of nursing home deaths amid fear of Trump DOJ investigation into them
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Australia's east coast is on high alert for yet another coronavirus outbreak after two hotel quarantine breaches within hours of each other. A female employee at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport tested negative last Wednesday but developed symptoms after returning to work on Sunday and this time tested positive. The case emerged less than 12 hours before the Australian Open gets underway in Melbourne this morning. NSW Health authorities are also scrambling after a traveller tested positive two days after they were released from hotel quarantine in Sydney. The returned Australian had two negative tests and travelled home to Wollongong, stopping at a cafe in Sydney's Brighton-Le-Sands on the way. A hotel quarantine worker at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport (pictured) has tested positive to coronavirus Melbourne venues Dan Murphy's, 47 McIntyre Rd Sunshine, February 5, 5:50-6:30pm and February 6, 6:50-7:30pm Off Ya Tree Watergardens, 399 Melton … [Read more...] about Fresh Covid-19 outbreak alerts for Sydney AND Melbourne as another hotel quarantine worker tests positive and NSW traveller is found to be infected two days after leaving lockdown
School staff in England are not more likely to test positive for coronavirus antibodies than working-age adults, new figures suggest. Of the 121 schools in the survey, 14.99% of school staff tested positive for antibodies between December 2 and 10, lower than the estimate of 18.22% for working-age adults, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The small sample of schools also found 14.61% of primary school staff tested positive for antibodies compared with 15.72% of secondary staff. The findings from the second round of testing, carried out in schools over December 2020, suggests the proportion who were positive for Covid-19 infection among participating staff and students on site was lower than the surrounding community. Antibody tests showed no evidence to indicate participating school staff are at greater risk of infection. The report confirms schools are working hard to prevent Covid-19 infections occurring on their sites, although transmission remains … [Read more...] about School staff are not more likely to test positive for coronavirus, new ONS figures show
A hotel worker has tested positive for coronavirus just hours after a resident, bringing Melbourne's quarantine outbreak to three. The Victorian Department of Health announced the third case at Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport on Tuesday night, saying 'interviews are underway' to trace the worker's movements. Just hours earlier, a woman tested positive for coronavirus two days after completing 14-days of isolation in hotel quarantine. The Victorian Department of Health tweeted on Tuesday afternoon it was notified of the new case who was cleared to leave the Holiday Inn on Sunday. A 'strong public health response' in now underway with authorities scrambling to discern if the woman visited any public venues while infectious. It comes as NSW Health issued an updated alert for anyone who recently stayed or worked at the Holiday Inn to immediately get tested and self-isolate for two weeks, regardless of the result. The alert applies to anyone who worked or stayed on any floor of … [Read more...] about Melbourne quarantine hotel outbreak climbs to three as a second worker on the same floor tests positive – sending hundreds of travellers back into isolation
HEAVY snowfall in Ohio has resulted in snow emergencies being issued in the state. Snow piled on top of sleet overnight on February 15 as Storm Uri swept across the US , bringing severe wintry conditions. What counties in Ohio are under snow emergencies? Most central Ohio counties and some in the northeast were placed under Level Two snow emergencies, as the weather made travelling dangerous. As of 6am on February 16, these counties are under snow emergencies: Level three Athens Crawford Jackson Marion Vinton Erie Huron Level two Ashland Coshocton Delaware Fairfield Fayette Franklin Guernsey Hocking Jackson Knox Licking Logan Lorain Madison Medina Morgan Marion Morrow Muskingum Perry Pickaway Pike Richland Ross Union Level one Hamilton Oxford Butler Lucas Monroe Cheviot What is a snow emergency? In Ohio, snow emergencies are declared by the county sheriff's department. The … [Read more...] about What counties in Ohio are under snow emergencies?