Stories 21 - 40 | << Prev   Next >>

'Inappropriate Encounter' Highlights Weak Spot in NZ Quarantine

It started with notes between hotel worker and quarantined traveler

(Newser) - The woman who took a flight back to New Zealand was supposed to avoid all physical contact with others for 14 days as she went into mandatory quarantine. The man working at the quarantine hotel was supposed to be the last line of defense. But the two started passing notes...

CEO, Wife's Vaccine Scheme Could Get Them Jail Time

Rodney and Ekaterina Baker went to Beaver Creek, Yukon, to get theirs

(Newser) - Their name is mud after cutting way ahead in the coronavirus vaccine line. And that may not be the worst of it for Canadian couple Rodney and Ekaterina Baker . It was revealed this week that the two chartered a plane, flew to a remote part of the Yukon that's...

Tennis Players Urged to Stop Feeding Mice in Quarantine Hotel

They're inlockdown for 14 days before Australian Open

(Newser) - Lonely tennis players spending 14 days in a quarantine hotel before the Australian Open have apparently been befriending mice—and authorities would like them to stop. After world No. 28 Yulia Putintseva complained that the hotel in Melbourne was infested with mice, Victoria state police minister said players are being...

US Teen Who Broke Caymans Quarantine Talks About It

Skylar Mack talks to 'Good Morning America' after her Friday release from prison

(Newser) - Skylar Mack is back on US soil and owning up to the mistake she made that landed her in prison for 32 days in the Cayman Islands. The 18-year-old flew there in late November and was to quarantine for 14 days per local regulations despite a negative COVID test; instead,...

Players in Strict Quarantine Before Aussie Open in 'Revolt'

Some participants are under more rigid lockdown orders than others due to positive COVID cases

(Newser) - A "growing controversy" is brewing Down Under as the tennis world gears up for the Australian Open. The BBC reports three people have tested positive for COVID—two players and a "nonplaying participant," per Victoria state health officials—and quarantine protocols are frustrating players, while locals are...

US Teen Who Broke Caymans Quarantine Has Sentence Cut

Grandmother of Skylar Mack says she wrote to Trump for help

(Newser) - An American teenager who broke quarantine in the Cayman Islands out of what a judge called "selfishness and arrogance" has had her sentence halved. Georgia resident Skylar Mack, 18, and boyfriend Vanjae Ramgeet will now serve two months in jail instead of four, WSB-TV reports. Mack was supposed to...

Teen Gets 4 Months for COVID Violation

Skylar Mack is imprisoned in the Cayman Islands

(Newser) - A Georgia teen has been sentenced to four months in prison in the Cayman Islands for violating strict COVID-19 restrictions there, the AP reports. Skylar Mack, 18, pleaded guilty to breaking quarantine to watch her boyfriend, Vanjae Ramgeet, a professional jet ski racer from the Cayman Islands, compete at an...

Barely Anyone Goes to State Dept.'s Indoor Holiday Party

More than 900 were reportedly invited

(Newser) - Perhaps America's appetite for attending indoor parties during a pandemic is waning? The Washington Post reports an annual State Department holiday party that was to be hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife had anemic turnout on Tuesday. Of the 900-plus guests invited, about 70 RSVP'...

He Broke Quarantine for 8 Seconds. Now, a $3.5K Fine
He Broke Quarantine for
8 Seconds. Now, a $3.5K Fine
in case you missed it

He Broke Quarantine for 8 Seconds. Now, a $3.5K Fine

Taiwan isn't messing around when it comes to this safety protocol

(Newser) - Taiwan has had only about 700 cases and only seven deaths from the coronavirus, per Johns Hopkins University , and it intends to keep it that way. That's why the island nation is so strict with its quarantine protocols, as one man recently found out. The Filipino migrant worker was...

CDC: Quarantining for 14 Days No Longer a Must

It offers guidelines for 7- and 10-day COVID options

(Newser) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday reiterated that a 14-day quarantine is best for anyone who's had exposure to COVID-19—but it also offered "two acceptable alternatives." CNBC reports the CDC's Dr. Henry Walke outlined the two other options: Quarantine can cease after...

2 Weeks in Quarantine? That May Be Changing
2 Weeks in Quarantine?
That May Be Changing
in case you missed it

2 Weeks in Quarantine? That May Be Changing

CDC is said to be finalizing recommendations to shorten period in isolation to 7 to 10 days

(Newser) - Some people are balking at the CDC's current 14-day recommendations for COVID-19 quarantining, and so now the agency may mitigate that by simply slashing the quarantine period. The CDC's Henry Walke tells the Wall Street Journal that although recommendations are still being finalized, the new duration would likely...

Trump Jr.'s Dilemma: 'Only So Many Guns I Can Clean'

The president's son seeks Netflix recommendations

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. is seeking Netflix advice and cleaning his guns while enduring self-isolation in upstate New York, TMZ reports. "Apparently I got the 'rona," he said in an Instagram video. "Maybe it's a false positive, maybe not, but you know, I'll follow the...

Boris Johnson Under Quarantine Again

UK PM, who's already had COVID, is 'fit as a butcher's dog' after meeting MP who's now sick

(Newser) - It's a key week for the UK's Brexit negotiations with Europe, but one of the most important players now won't be able to attend in person. CNBC reports that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is once again in quarantine after he was informed he'd come into...

Rachel Maddow: I'm Going Into Quarantine

MSNBC host will self-isolate at home after 'close contact' is infected with COVID

(Newser) - Don't go looking for MSNBC's most-watched anchor for the immediate future. Rachel Maddow has announced that she'll be off the air for a little while as she quarantines after a "close contact" tested positive for COVID-19, reports USA Today . "Everything happens, all at once,"...

'Exponential Growth:' Michigan State Students Quarantined

342 cases since Aug. 24 as students party down like it's 2019

(Newser) - The kids at Michigan State University were apparently having a little too much socially undistanced fun after classes started back up, and Ingham County health officials are now asking them to self quarantine for the next two weeks after the "exponential growth" of COVID-19. The school saw at least...

Cop Busts Students for House Party, Makes Stunning Find

Miami University students who hosted gathering had tested positive for COVID-19

(Newser) - It's bad enough a group of college students at Ohio's Miami University hosted a house party over Labor Day weekend, despite the fact that their school has had upward of 1,100 students test positive for COVID-19 since the middle of last month. But what a local cop...

School Hit With Virus Makes 'Extreme' Move

Bradley University in Illinois quarantines all of its students for 2 weeks

(Newser) - Bradley University in Illinois has ordered every single one of its students to quarantine for two weeks after counting dozens of coronavirus cases over the past couple of weeks. The private university in Peoria—which had some 4,600 undergraduate students last year—had counted about 50 cases as of...

Tom Hanks Back in Quarantine in Australia
Tom Hanks Is
Back in Quarantine

Tom Hanks Is Back in Quarantine

Actor is back in Australia, trying to finish filming Elvis Presley biopic

(Newser) - Tom Hanks is back in coronavirus quarantine in Australia but don't worry, he's not sick. The actor is undergoing a mandatory two-week quarantine after flying in to finish filming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic, due out in November 2021. Hanks—who plays manager Colonel Parker opposite Austin...

Man Faces $560K Fine for Abusing &#39;Alaska Loophole&#39;
Man Faces $560K Fine
for Abusing 'Alaska Loophole'
in case you missed it

Man Faces $560K Fine for Abusing 'Alaska Loophole'

Canadians say he wasn't supposed to be sightseeing

(Newser) - A brief sightseeing trip in Canada could end up costing a Kentucky man more than $500,000. The US-Canada border has been closed to most travelers since March, but Americans are still allowed to travel between Alaska and the lower 48 states if they take the most direct route possible...

Connecticut Hands Out Hefty Fines for Travel Violations

'We’re going to show people we're serious about this'

(Newser) - Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says the state is cracking down on unsafe behavior and has issued its first fines to people who failed to comply with travel rules. The governor says two residents have been fined a total of $3,000 under the regulations, Fox reports. The residents were fined...

Stories 21 - 40 | << Prev   Next >>
Most Read on Newser