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Covid lab returned four positive results from 2,400 Sheffield tests

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The laboratory at the centre of the Covid testing fiasco returned just four positive results out of more than 2,400 tests sent to it from one city, the Guardian has learned, raising questions about why it was not disc...

England’s Anthony Watson and Luke Cowan-Dickie ruled out of autumn Tests

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Eddie Jones’s best-laid plans have already been disrupted following the news that two of his likely starters will miss England’s entire autumn series. Luke Cowan-Dickie and Anthony Watson have both been ruled out of a...

UK lab investigated for false negative Covid tests is not fully accredited

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The private laboratory that is under investigation for potentially issuing more than 40,000 false negative Covid tests was not fully accredited to perform the work, contrary to assurances made by health officials. The...

Public urged to retake Covid tests after false negatives in Berkshire

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Members of the public have been urged to book for further testing after some PCR tests at a government-run site in Berkshire resulted in false negatives. West Berkshire council said in a statement some of the tests at...

Coronavirus live news: Singapore expands quarantine-free travel; free Covid tests ‘could be scrapped’ – reports

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Brazil’s death toll passes 600,000; study finds cases of anxiety and depression increased dramatically in 2020

All four England women’s rugby union autumn Tests to be shown live on BBC

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The 2022 World Cup starts a year on Friday and English women’s rugby has received a further boost to its profile with confirmation that the Red Roses’ autumn Tests will be broadcast live on terrestrial television. BBC...

North Korea accuses UN security council of double standards over missile tests

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North Korea has accused the United Nations security council of applying double standards over military activities among UN member states amid international criticism over its recent missile tests. The council met behi...

Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for Covid-19 as court prepares for new term

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for Covid-19, the supreme court announced on Friday, just three days before the court is set to begin a new term hearing oral arguments in key cases relating to religion, gu...

Coronavirus live news: fourth Brazil UN attendee tests positive; life expectancy falls by most since second world war

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Life expectancy of American men drops by more than two years; CEO of Brazilian state lender tests positive for Covid

Brazilian minister tests positive for Covid after meeting maskless Johnson

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Brazil’s health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, has tested positive for Covid and gone into isolation, 24 hours after meeting a maskless Boris Johnson and other British officials in New York. Queiroga, who sat close to Jo...

Coronavirus live news: Brazil health minister tests positive at UN; India urges UK to resolve quarantine dispute

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Marcelo Quiroga tests positive after Jair Bolsonaro speaks at UN in New York; India asks UK to scrap rule for vaccinated Indian travellers

Israel to prosecute Hasidic pilgrims who faked negative Covid tests to fly home

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Israel says it will prosecute dozens of pilgrims returning from Ukraine who flew back into the country with fake negative Covid test results. The pilgrims had been attending the annual celebration of the Jewish new ye...

Travel industry ‘likely to offer UK holidaymakers free Covid tests’

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A travel industry expert has predicted that many tour operators and travel companies will start to offer free Covid tests to holidaymakers. Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy the PC Agency, made his c...

GP staff facing abuse from patients over cancelled blood tests

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GP surgery staff are facing abuse from patients who are “angry and upset” that their blood test has been cancelled because of the NHS-wide chronic shortage of sample bottles. “Patients are angry when we ring them up a...

Calls for asylum seekers to be freed from detention after Melbourne guard tests positive for Covid

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Asylum seeker advocates are calling for people held in immigration detention to be released into the community after Victorian health officials revealed a guard at a facility in Melbourne had tested positive for Covid...

US podcast star Joe Rogan tests positive for Covid

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Joe Rogan, the popular US podcast host, has tested positive for Covid-19. The standup comedian, who attracted controversy for suggesting the young and healthy should not get vaccinated, said he fell ill after returnin...

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