Two new Covid cases in managed isolation, 12 recoveries

A health worker prepares doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine on the first day of vaccination campaign in Rabat Morocco Jan. 29 2021

Tahir Katirlu, a hospital janitor, also said he is dealing with Covid-19 patients all the time. This positive result has been reported previously. The site will also have the capacity to handle 500 patients a day to start, and eventually will be able to administer 2,000 shots a day, depending on supply.

He says only one to five per cent of people feel unwell enough not to work after the second vaccination, but many report feeling worn out and he urges recipients to speak to their health-care provider if symptoms last longer than three days.

"This is a time for us all to offer our deep sympathy, while also respecting the family's privacy".

"We've made great progress, and are now nearly two thirds of the way down this curve", said Tam, adding that ongoing vigilance was vital.

With low case numbers, clusters of cases can be identified more easily and new mutations to the virus can be picked up, one Government scientific adviser said. The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,583,469.

On Friday, laboratories processed 4,683 tests.

As of Friday, Ontario is reporting a jump in cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first detected in the United Kingdom with 39 more confirmed cases than a day ago.

Two new Covid cases in managed isolation, 12 recoveries

Within days, the NIH had sent instructions to Moderna to brew up doses, and Corbett and her colleagues were setting up the key lab and animal tests that would eventually prove they were on the right track.

Ms Ardern said New Zealand's approximate 12,000 border workers would be the first to be vaccinated, followed by their household contacts.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound negative impact on the education, social development and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents, beyond illness and rare severe disease presentations", Rinn Song told the Guardian.

Nearly 30 government ministers will tour vaccination centres, from sports stadia to cathedrals, to spread the message of the importance of getting a shot amid concern that some groups, such as certain ethnic minorities, are not taking up the vaccine offer to the same extent as the rest of the population.

While Canada has contracted for far more vaccines than it needs to cover its population, they have been slow to arrive, frustrating many who see a faster rollout in the neighboring U.S.

She added that it would take all year for the full vaccination programme to be rolled out in its entirety.

Pressure has been mounting on Ms Ardern to start vaccinations for the country's 5 million people to take advantage of its rare position of having virtually eliminated the virus domestically.