‘It’s only going to get worse’: mask war in Arizona schools ramps up as Covid cases soar | Arizona

[ad_1] Sherry Dorathy has long lived in Miami, Arizona, a small, once prosperous copper mining town tucked behind rugged hills and wind-carved rock formations. A former special education teacher, she’s now the gentle-voiced superintendent of the Miami Unified school district 40. The district, like at least 13 others in the Grand Canyon state, requires students … Read more

New Zealand Covid update: 70 new cases recorded ahead of lockdown announcement | New Zealand

[ad_1] New Zealand has reported 70 new cases of coronavirus in the community, bringing the total number in its outbreak to 347, as parts of the country wait to hear if the lockdown will be extended or downgraded. Of Friday’s cases, 333 are in Auckland, and 14 are in Wellington. Many of the cases are … Read more

New Zealand Covid update: Ardern rejects criticism of elimination strategy after 68 new cases | New Zealand

[ad_1] New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has dismissed criticism of her ambitious elimination strategy to stamp out Covid, as the country’s outbreak grows, saying the approach has saved lives and will continue to do so. On Thursday, the coronavirus outbreak grew by 68 cases, taking the total number of cases to 277. One previously … Read more