All of New Zealand – except for Auckland – will move to alert level 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

Police are urging Aucklanders to avoid the temptation of water sports, which would breach lockdown restrictions, as warmer weather starts to set in.

It comes after police said they are considering enforcement action against a fisherman who was rescued off rocks at Papanui Point near Raglan yesterday afternoon.


While fishing

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New Orleans will allow indoor gatherings of as many as 150 people, outdoor gatherings of 250 and bigger crowds at sports events under newly loosened coronavirus restrictions announced Wednesday. A restaurant industry leader said the changes don’t go far enough.

The changes, which take effect Friday, will let indoor sports venues operate at 25{066dbc63777e5ed549f406789d72fdeebd77a32711d57f7b38ff2b35c4ba2a42} capacity and outdoor sports venues at 50{066dbc63777e5ed549f406789d72fdeebd77a32711d57f7b38ff2b35c4ba2a42}. But City Hall is leaving in place other restrictions on businesses under New Orleans’

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Outdoor football, baseball, basketball, soccer and rugby can resume in Orange County today, following a decline in coronavirus hospitalizations and infection rates.  

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Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that counties with less

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As temperatures drop in much of the United States, American sports enthusiasts are likely weighing the risks of playing indoors during the worst surge of the coronavirus pandemic so far. A majority of Americans – 58 percent – say that people should not participate in indoor team sports this winter, according to the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll, revealing a major divide between Democrats and Republicans on this health question.

The groups most concerned about risks

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York Region says 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been linked to an indoor sports facility in Vaughan, and eight businesses were charged and fined Saturday for violating public health protocols.

In a public notice, York Region Public Health said the cases were traced back to two soccer games played on Nov. 11 and Nov. 15 at TRIO Sportsplex and Event Centre, in the area of Teston Road and Highway 400.

A group of 20

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Each week, we answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you’d like us to consider for a future post, email us at [email protected] with the subject line: “Weekly Coronavirus Questions.”

I have been playing tennis outdoors and would like to play indoors now that winter is coming. How safe is it to exercise, work out and play sports indoors? Or in an outdoor tent next to a

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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 58 new coronavirus cases on Thursday and confirmed four additional deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Ottawa has now seen 6,830 cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic, with the death toll currently standing at 321, according to the local public health unit.

The capital’s latest daily increase, a drop compared to the day before, comes amid a jump of 934 cases across Ontario,

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers’ biggest game of the season.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school Thursday night that Lawrence is in isolation with mild symptoms.

Swinney said Lawrence would miss Clemson’s game Saturday against Boston College. The Tigers are scheduled to play No. 4 Notre Dame in

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While Germany’s handball and basketball leagues are back on the court, the country’s top ice hockey league’s season is on ice – as opposed to on the ice. The mood is one of frustration, but also of determination.

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The Sharks are struggling to free themselves from the net of the coronavirus pandemic – and they are far from alone.

“The situation in ice hockey is critical because

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will let fans back in outdoor stadiums for pro sporting events in counties with low coronavirus infection rates, the state’s top health official said Tuesday.

San Francisco and neighboring Alameda and Santa Clara are the only counties that meet the threshold for pro sports. However, immediately after the announcement, officials in Santa Clara, home to the San Francisco 49ers, issued a statement saying they weren’t prepared to allow even a limited

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