CORONAVIRUS: LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES ON THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Whitney Port reveals she tested positive for COVID-19 with husband Tim Rosenman and their four-year-old son Sonny
With the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading rapidly throughout Los Angeles, another celeb, Whitney Port, reveals she has tested positive.
Triple M host Jess Eva reveals she's tested positive to Covid-19 and is listening to her radio show NAKED because of her high fever
Triple M radio host Jess Eva has revealed she's contracted Covid-19.
Statistic that proves booster shots are saving Australians from Omicron - as fuming health minister says it's time 'anti-vaxxers give a damn about someone other than themselves'
The NSW arts and festivals sector will receive $43million in funding from the state government to help the industry cope during the Omicron outbreak.
Australia has ANOTHER big drop in new Covid cases with NSW down 15% to 29,504 and Victoria falls 20% to 22,429 - but ICU numbers jump in both states
NSW and Victoria have recorded a drop in Covid-19 cases while ICU figures have risen after the health minister said the Omicron spread may have past its peak.
How to beat your sleep saboteurs: From low iron levels to an afternoon cuppa, our major series reveals the many triggers that can wreck your rest - and the small daily changes that can make such a difference
Professor Guy Leschziner believes we are on the brink of a global epidemic of sleep problems. The renowned consultant neurologist and sleep expert shares advice for a peaceful night.
'I'm fitter and stronger than I've ever been': Joe Wicks shows off his hunky body transformation after bulking up in three-months while in LA
Joe Wicks showed off his own body transformation as he bulked up in a three-month transformation while in Los Angeles.
How Karl Stefanovic's entire family was struck down by Covid during the summer break as he opens about their 'awful' experience in his return to TV
The Today show host confirmed reports he and wife Jasmine caught the virus while on Queensland earlier this month, adding the entire family were struck down with Covid..
Licking and spanking a RAW CHICKEN, mocking Cristiano Ronaldo's sheep issue and admitting he was ready to attack Luis Suarez... Patrice Evra's most madcap moments since retiring after his Covid conspiracy claims
It is strange statements and madcap moments that fans are becoming accustomed to seeing from Evra, not scathing opinions or searing analysis from the TV studio.
Dancing On Ice 2022: Strictly's Brendan Cole tops the leaderboard with 'best first performance ever' despite pro dancer backlash - as TV presenter Ria Hebden lands in the skate off during show launch
Brendan Cole impressed the judges with the 'best first performance ever' as he topped the leaderboard with a total of 30.5 out of 40 points during the Dancing On Ice launch on Sunday night.
Fake jab nurse is caught on camera: Moment medic injects vaccine into a TISSUE before issuing 'proof of Covid vaccination' to patient who paid £330 - as Italian police arrest gang behind huge 'anti-vax scam'
Italian police have caught a gang behind a huge anti-vax scam that helped people sign up to get the Covid-19 vaccine only to have it thrown away and not injected in a ploy to get a vaccine passport.
Giggling Mike and Zara Tindall appear in video call with tropical background and joke they're 'pretending to be on the Gold Coast' amid UK's 'miserable weather' after Covid stopped them from travelling to Australia
Zara and Mike Tindall, who said Britain was cold and dark, appeared in front of the tropical background during a Zoom interview with the Star Magic Millions Racing Carnival in Australia.
OUT! Novak Djokovic becomes target of mocking memes after his visa bid to remain in Australia is officially rejected
As the final nail was hammered into the Djoker's coffin, social media exploded with memes as people on both sides of the argument reacted to the divisive debacle.
OUT! Novak Djokovic becomes target of mocking memes after his visa bid to remain in Australia is officially rejected
As the final nail was hammered into the Djoker's coffin this morning, social media exploded with memes as people on both sides reacted to the conclusion of the divisive saga.
The end of Plan B in sight? 'Optimistic' Oliver Dowden hints Covid curbs WILL be lifted on January 26 as Sajid Javid believes the 'data is moving in the right direction' - but masks are likely to stay
Oliver Dowden today gave a firm hint that Plan B restrictions will be lifted in England on January 26 as he said the latest coronavirus data 'seems to be heading in the right direction'.
Top-ranking radio host left furious as he tests positive to Covid-19 and is forced to miss his breakfast show: 'I'm banished to the bedroom'
On Sunday, Christian O'Connell revealed he's sadly set to miss the start of the radio year this week after testing positive to Covid-19.
Dan Andrews issues BRUTAL message for Novak Djokovic as tennis legend prepares to be deported from Australia after losing 11th hour legal bid
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has sent some brutal words of advice to Novak Djokovic as the tennis superstar is set to be deported from Australia after losing his bid for a visa in Federal Court.
EDMUND WILLISON: While he may crave the adoration that greets rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic chose to go his own way years ago... and Australia controversy is the culmination of that
EDMUND WILLISON: Djokovic still has questions to answer about the well-timed bout of Covid-19 last month that allowed him to argue that he was exempt from Australian immigration rules.
AOC says forcing people back to work after five-day COVID quarantine is 'SOCIOPATHIC', claims Omicron isn't mild and says she's now recovered from virus she caught after partying maskless in Miami
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says forcing people back to work after a COVID-19 quarantine is 'sociopathic' and made the false claim that Omicron is not mild as she says she is now recovered from the virus.
Omicron outbreak is peaking in two parts of Australia and cases will soon dive without ever reaching hospital and ICU predictions, Greg Hunt declares
Covid cases in NSW and the ACT appeared to be peaking and should ease without reaching forecast hospitalisation figures, Australia's health minister has said.
'Everyone is better off in the real world, except Pete Davidson': Comedian jokes that Biden's presidency is so terrible it can't be real - and he's the only person having fun
SNL's cold open saw Joe Biden urging people to stop seeing Spider-Man. Cast member James Austin Johnson's Biden linked the Omicron surge in COVID to people going to the movies.
Dan Bongino is temporarily suspended from his YouTube channel for claiming masks have not helped stop the spread of COVID
Fox News host Dan Bongino was temporarily suspended from YouTube after spreading COVID misinformation, specifically over his claims that masks are useless in stopping its spread.
Queensland new Covid cases dip 11.5% to 17,455 as border roadblocks are FINALLY dismantled with the state scrapping test requirement for visitors
Queensland has seen a drop in Covid cases on Sunday compared to Saturday as the state nears 90 per cent of residents doubled-jabbed.
Growing concerns ahead of children returning to school with most parents believing it's unsafe amid Omicron and want term one delayed until the peak passes
Two-thirds of parents think it's unsafe to send children back to school during the latest Covid wave - with more than half wanting the new year to be delayed until cases fall.
A breastfeeding mother has shown off the dramatic change in her milk after she caught Covid. The mum-of-two said she returned a positive result after noticing her milk was green.
Now even Labour call for an end to lockdowns: Keir Starmer's party signals it will not back draconian Covid curbs as frontbencher says Britain 'must learn to live with' the virus
Wes Streeting, the Labour party's health spokesman, announced that its approach to Covid-19 was changing 'as the threat was changing' and said England has to 'learn to live with Covid'.
OLIVER HOLT: They expect us to believe that in the richest, most excessive league in the world, clubs can't field a team? Teams need to stop cowering behind bad rules and get on with it
OLIVER HOLT: The ravages of Covid are not to be dismissed lightly, but it is obvious that clubs who have precipitated the recent epidemic of postponements could still put a side out.
OLIVER HOLT: Sorry if I am emotional about this because my father died of Covid... but when I look at Novak Djokovic, I don't see the best player in the world - I see a dangerous fool
OLIVER HOLT - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Djokovic's treatment has seemed harsh to those who think money and fame should buy you a free pass. To many of the rest of us, it has felt like karma.
Covid cases continue to plunge across UK as infections fall by 44% in a week to 81,713 and deaths drop by a nearly a tenth to 287 as doctor says the vast majority of people have the antibodies to 'fend off' Omicron
Another 81,713 positive tests were logged across the UK in the last 24 hours, according to Government dashboard data, dropping by nearly half on the figure last week.
Omicron hits Beijing: City records first local case of the highly transmissible variant just weeks before Winter Olympics as China's 'Zero Covid' policy struggles to contain mutant strain
Officials have sealed up the infected person's residential compound and workplace, and collected 2,430 samples for testing from people linked to the two locations, a Haidian district official said.
Covid cases are 'plateauing' in London, the South East and East of England and 'giving cause for optimism' say cautious health chiefs despite figures showing daily infections plunging to below 100,000 for the first time in weeks
Dr Susan Hopkins, the UK Health Security Agency's chief medical adviser, said there is a 'slow down' in hospital admissions and parts of the UK are seeing the number of infections flatten.
Fiona Falkiner and fiancée Hayley Willis reveal Covid diagnosis - days after boasting they'd managed to dodge the virus while on holiday
Fiona Falkiner and her fiancée Hayley Willis are both battling Covid-19.
Gabon 'hope' to have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang available for their AFCON clash with Morocco on Tuesday despite the Arsenal striker suffering cardiac lesions after testing positive for Covid-19
Aubameyang missed Gabon's first game against the Comoros Islands on Monday after testing positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Cameroon for the tournament and being placed in quarantine.
Romelu Lukaku was anonymous in Chelsea's defeat by Manchester City in September and has struggled to score against the Premier League 'Big Six'... the Belgian needs a goal now more than ever against the champions to shake off his flat-track bully tag
THE NUMBERS GAME - KISHAN VAGHELA: Romelu Lukaku's £97.5million club-record return to Chelsea has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride.
'I do not agree with a lot of things he did': Rafael Nadal criticises rival Novak Djokovic and insists the Australian Open will be a success 'with or without him' as the Serb prepares to learn whether he will be allowed to play
The 34-year-old is set to find out whether he will be deported at a hearing at 10:30pm on Saturday (UK time), only hours before the tournament, which he has won nine times, is due to get underway.
Rachael Finch shares her seven-day journey through Covid infection and reveals she was plagued with 'negative thoughts' and had a 39 degree fever
The model detailed her journey on Instagram, telling her fans that she suffered from a high fever and was consumed by negative thoughts.
Disease expert who helped spearhead Australia's fight against Covid-19 is diagnosed with a shock brain tumour
Sydney based epidemiologist Mary Louise McLaws has tragically been diagnosed with a brain tumour after recently suffering from severe and repeated headaches.
Governor Hochul says NY is 'turning the corner' on COVID as infections and hospitalizations begin to fall following last week's peak
New York is 'turning the corner' on the omicron-fueled winter surge as COVID cases, hospitalizations and state's positivity rate fell for the first time in weeks.
Now Manchin and Sinema turn on Biden over COVID: Democrat senators demand to know why president 'failed to take significant steps earlier to increase access to at-home tests' after blocking him on filibuster reform
Five Democratic Senators asked 'why the Administration failed to take more significant steps earlier to increase access to at-home tests,' in a letter to the nation's COVID coordinator.
Filming for Black Panther 2 restarts after months-long break following injury to star Letitia Wright and Winston Duke receives 'hefty raise'
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever began filming again months after an injury to Letitia Wright slowed production. The actress plays Shuri in the film series and was injured back in August 2021
Australia reaches vaccination milestone with 95 per cent of Australians aged 16 and older receiving at least one jab
Health Minister Greg Hunt says Australia has reached a 95 per cent first-dose vaccination rate against covid, surpassing 'almost all' predictions made at the beginning of the pandemic.
Tasmania has reported an overall drop in active case infections for the third day straight as 1139 cases of covid were recorded Saturday. The new cases bring the total active cases to 7108.
'It's been a brutal time': Jamie Dornan details being trapped in quarantine in Australia while his father died of Covid in Belfast as actor describes 2021 as the 'worst and hardest' year of his life
The actor, 39, detailed being trapped in quarantine in Australia while his father died over 10,000 miles away in Belfast.
Richest 0.00001% in the US have seen their share of wealth increase tenfold since 1982: Group included just 18 individuals in 2021
In the United States, the share of total household wealth owned by the wealthiest 0.00001 percent has grown tenfold since 1982, according to a new paper by economists.
NSW records 20 deaths with Covid as case numbers FALL again to 48,768 and Victoria suffers 23 deaths and 25,526 new infections
New South Wales has recorded another drop in Covid cases with 48,768 new infections and 20 deaths, while Victoria recorded 25,526 cases with 23 deaths.
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Why vaccine immunity is better than natural immunity (and why unjabbed Novak Djokovic is so wrong to claim he's protected by antibodies after a recent bout of Covid)
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: There are still about five million people in the UK who choose not to be vaccinated. Many seem convinced that they are not at risk or that 'natural' immunity will save them.
General Electric permanently suspends Joe Biden's COVID vaccine or testing mandate for its 174,000 workers a day after the Supreme Court ruled it an unconstitutional 'imposition' on Americans
The company has previously encouraged its employees to get the jab, according to a spokesperson. GE announced in October a company mandate to comply with regulations.
Gary Neville calls for Arsenal's request to call off north London derby to be REJECTED as he and Jamie Carragher accuse teams of taking advantage of the situation - but both insist the Gunners are not the only culprits
Arsenal became the latest club to request a postponement on Friday after they submitted a request to call off Sunday's crunch north London derby.
Good timing, Joe! Biden reveals 1 billion at-home COVID tests will be available from January 19 - but delivery will take up to 12 DAYS - longer than the isolation period for the virus
The Biden Administration on Wednesday will start offering free at-home covid test kits shipped to people's homes - but with a delay that could run as long as 12 days.
Mexican President López Obrador, 68, posts online video to say that his mild Omicron infection proves that the COVID variant is not as lethal as Delta
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador addressed the nation on Thursday, three days after testing positive for the coronavirus, stating that Omicron was not as lethal as the Delta variant.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses Gabon's AFCON clash with Ghana after medical staff noticed 'cardiac lesions' following recovery from Covid - as Arsenal team doctors play down concern by insisting star is feeling well
Aubameyang was left out of Gabon's matchday squad for their second Africa Cup of Nations group game with Ghana - despite being available after recovering from coronavirus.
Still The Boss! Bruce Springsteen tops list of ten highest-paid musicians with $590 MILLION... as Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Kanye West also make the cut
Springsteen, 72, made history last December with his massive $550 million paycheck from selling his masters
Arsenal ask the Premier League to POSTPONE their north London derby clash with Tottenham on Sunday due to coronavirus cases and injuries... with rivals LIVID at late request
EXCLUSIVE: The news of Arsenal's request triggered anger at Tottenham, who are concerned their arch-rivals are using the rules to have the game called off because their best players are unavailable.
'I woke up in a pandemic I knew nothing about': Woman, 50, came-to from brain tumour surgery during June 2020 lockdown with NO memory of Covid - and no idea why 'my head was completely shaved and doctors came at me with swabs and masks'
Karen Eggleston, 50, awoke in Kings College London with no memory of the start of the Covid pandemic after she spent a week in a coma following brain tumour surgery.
Biden threatens to STOP Arizona getting $170million in COVID relief funds if they keeping telling students not to wear masks in schools
President Biden threatened to hold up $170 million in coronavirus relief funds for Arizona in a showdown with the state over masks in schools.
'It's like taking a penalty at Wembley!' Ricky Gervais admits he's filled with nerves before roasting Golden Globes' star-studded audience
The 60-year-old has confessed he gets nervous while roasting the Golden Globe's star-studded audience, during a Friday appearance on The Graham Norton show.
Judge rules no probable cause to charge Texas teacher accused of sticking her son, 13, in the trunk of her car to avoid being exposed to Covid on trip to drive-thru testing site
Sarah Beam, 41, allegedly packed her son, 13, in the trunk as she drove to the testing site at Ken Pridgeon Stadium to get a confirmatory Covid-19 test when he returned positive result on January 3.
Wales WILL be able to play home Six Nations games in front of packed Principality Stadium after Covid-19 rules are relaxed to allow fans in
Wales are set to be backed by capacity crowds for their three Six Nations home matches after the country's First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed a relaxing of Covid-19 rules.
Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal want to play Sunday's north London derby with Tottenham despite missing TWELVE players - with more likely to follow - because of Covid, injuries, suspension and the AFCON
Arsenal are in talks with the Premier League about whether the game should go ahead after being hit by Covid and injury issues. But Arteta is adamant the Gunners want to play the fixture.
Non-smoking single mother, 36, who thought her cough was due to Covid is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer after being unable to see a GP face-to-face during lockdown
Becky Davis, 36, from Redditch, was blindsided in July 2020 when doctors revealed that her symptoms were down to a rare form of cancer, which chemotherapy is not effective against.
Delivery app promises to send rapid antigen testing kits to your door in just 10 minutes despite the nationwide shortage
A little-known delivery service has claimed it can send rapid Covid-19 tests to worried Australians 'in 10 minutes' despite the nation facing a massive shortage of at-home kits.
Pep Guardiola reveals Manchester City have been struck by 'some new Covid cases' ahead of huge clash with title rivals Chelsea, after 20 players and staff were forced into isolation before FA Cup win at Swindon
Pep Guardiola revealed that Manchester City have endured fresh coronavirus cases ahead of Saturday's title clash with Chelsea. The manager was back to take training on Thursday.
Radio host Robin Bailey reveals awful symptoms including 'razor blade' pain while she and her three sons were all sick with Covid - and warns the virus is 'not to be trivialised'
Robin Bailey has recovered from Covid-19 after a horror run with the illness.
The moment father, 32, first met his newborn son - five weeks after he was placed in a Covid coma on the day his wife gave birth
Factory worker Andrew Allen, 32, from Bolton, was put into a medically induced coma by doctors on July 28 last year, just hours after his wife Charlotte, 32, gave birth to their baby boy Oliver.
'I'd kept them from a previous movie': Cate Blanchett hilariously reveals she wore her own fake teeth and wig in Don't Look Up since Covid prevented her from having make-up artist
The 52-year-old has admitted she wore her own fake teeth and wig in Netflix's Don't Look Up because coronavirus restrictions prevented her from having assistance.
'I can only hope the rules are the same for EVERYBODY': Thomas Tuchel says he would be 'very angry' if rivals are abusing Premier League Covid postponement rules to cover for injuries and AFCON
It was put to Tuchel that Sunday's North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham could be postponed with Mikel Arteta claiming to have just 12 fit outfield players in the first team.
Thousands of monkeys terrorise Thai town: Rival gangs battle for supremacy as they compete for food - even climbing on humans and cars - after getting hooked on sugary drinks
The town of Lopburi, around 90 miles north of the capital Bangkok, holds an annual festival to honour the primates. Now, the streets of the city are ravaged by thousands of the violent macaques.
Burnley vs Leicester becomes the latest Premier League game to be postponed after the Clarets requested clash be called off due to 'a number of injuries and Covid-19 cases'
The Clarets revealed they submitted an application to the Premier League for the game to be postponed due to a 'number of injuries and Covid-19 cases within the first-team squad'.
REVEALED: Clubs in England spent a whopping £1BILLION on international transfers in 2021 (£500m more than any other country)... with Man United the biggest spenders at £172m!
Premier League clubs, chiefly boosted by world-beating broadcasting deals, were the buyers in seven of the 10 biggest transfers - with Chelsea's £98m on Romelu Lukaku the largest.
Father-of-ten forced to battle Covid-19 and pneumonia alone in hospital due to pandemic restrictions - but his family were finally allowed to say goodbye at the 11th hour
Melbourne dad John Talo tested positive to coronavirus in November, but his condition became life-threatening about a month later when his inflamed lungs filled with fluid.
Melbourne's elite fear Novak Djokovic fiasco has damaged the city's international reputation even MORE - after the world's longest lockdown
A prominent Melbourne business leader says the ongoing Novak Djokovic controversy has 'shown a vindictive and intolerant face of Australia' and fears for the city's future as a host of major events.
Hillsong WON'T be punished for hosting a wild 'music festival' that flouted Covid rules - even after Dom Perrottet said church faced fine
In a statement, a Hillsong spokesperson said: 'We regret giving any perception that we were not playing our part to keep NSW safe and we sincerely apologise to the community at large.
What ARE your chances of getting Covid-19 this year? Kerry Chant and a leading professor predict the REAL number of Australians who will be infected with the virus in 2022... so who'll be proven right?
NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said on Friday that not all of those infections will by symptomatic - with many not even knowing they are infected.
Victoria announces HUGE change for Covid-19 patients to ease pressure on hospitals as premier Dan Andrews issues a chilling warning
Victoria will house Covid-19 patients in hotels, as part of an effort to ease pressure on the state's medical system.
Australian mum issues a scathing message to Dan Andrews after he introduces new Covid rules: 'You've got to be kidding me, mate'
An Australian mum has slammed Dan Andrews for mandating a third booster shot for certain workers, despite health experts saying it's the best defence against Covid.
England 'WILL scrap Covid passes and WFH at the end of the month' because they are 'hard to justify' now that Omicron is subsiding - with masks on trains and in shops the only curb left
Health Secretary Sajid Javid is said to have concluded that Covid-19 passes for entry to large events and nightclubs in England are no longer needed as the Omicron wave subsides.
How US conman arrested in Scotland after faking his own death schmoozed with Mike Pence, tried to smear former Rhode Island representative - who almost adopted him - with fake Wikipedia page and won $70,000 for foster care abuse
Suspected conman Nicholas Alahverdian (left) used his charms to try to persuade former politician Brian Coogan (bottom) to adopt him. Alahverdian is also pictured with former VP Mike Pence
How multi-millionaire Hillsong boss Brian Houston SLAMMED Novak Djokovic and demanded Australia 'toughen up rules' in blistering attack just days before his own church was caught blatantly flouting Covid-19 orders
Footage emerged of Hillsong followers singing and dancing at a youth camp three days after Brian Houston lashed out at a decision to allow the tennis world number one to stay in Australia.
Triple-vaxxed Studio 10 host Natasha Exelby, 38, 'in a lot of pain' and suffering severe symptoms as she contracts Covid and says she would 'perish the thought' if she wasn't vaccinated
Studio 10 host Natasha Exelby has been struck down with Covid-19.
Johnny Knoxville opens up about Bam Margera not being in Jackass Forever and commenting on his lawsuit: 'It's really heartbreaking'
With just weeks left until his highly-anticipated Jackass Forever hits theaters on February 4, Johnny Knoxville is opening up about the controversy about Bam Margera.