Djokovic in Australian Open draw despite visa uncertainty

At least Novak Djokovic knows who he’ll face in the first-round of his Australian Open title defense — if he’s allowed to play By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer January 13, 2022, 8:49 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic now knows he’ll face fellow … Read more

French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic

PARIS — Less than two weeks after the winter term started, French teachers are already exhausted by the pressures of surging COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, French teachers are walking out in a nationwide strike organized by teacher’s unions to protest virus-linked class disruptions and ever-changing isolation rules. France is at the epicenter of Europe’s current … Read more

Oakland Unified Prepares For Sickout Thursday From Students Pushing For Increased COVID-19 Safety Measures

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – Student leaders in the Oakland Unified School District said they’re planning a sickout for Thursday, because they say district leaders aren’t doing enough to protect them from COVID-19 in the classroom amid the omicron surge. “I wanted to feel safe at school,” said Blue Lopez, a sophomore at Fremont High School. … Read more

Sweetwater school district walks back vaccine mandate for students

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — The Sweetwater Union High School District is walking back plans to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, at least for now. The district was threatened with a lawsuit from the parent advocacy group Let Them Choose, which recently was successful in a lawsuit against San Diego Unified. San Diego police … Read more

Omicron Continues To ‘Significantly Impact’ In-Person Learning As 2 More Philly Schools Go Virtual To Bring Total Over 100

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The number of Philadelphia schools switching to virtual learning this week is now over 100. Two more schools have joined the growing list because of the COVID-19 surge brought upon by the omicron variant. Right now, a total of 101 schools are virtual. On Wednesday afternoon, Superintendent Dr. William Hite gave an … Read more

Covid news live: US deaths rise 40% on last week, CDC says; German chancellor calls for mandatory vaccination of all adults

7.47pm EST 19:47 Hello it’s Samantha Lock back with you on the blog, ready to take you through all the Covid news this Thursday. Let’s start off with news from the United States where Covid hospitalisations increased by 33% and deaths are up by 40% from a week earlier, the head of the US Centers … Read more

ZooTampa Releases Manatee After One Year Of Rehabilitation

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Employees at ZooTampa are working to rehabilitate a record number of manatees and one was released into its native waters Wednesday morning! This comes after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced 2021 was the deadliest year on record for manatees, with over 1,100 dead. READ … Read more

Local Blood Drive Organizations In Desperate Need Of Donations

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Local blood drive organizations are in desperate need of blood donations. The American Red Cross and the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies released a joint statement on Monday, stating that blood donations are reaching record-breaking lows right now. READ MORE: ZooTampa Releases Manatee After One … Read more

Hillsborough County Sees High COVID-19 Testing Demand At New Testing Site

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Hillsborough County continues to see high demand for COVID-19 testing. On Monday, the county opened up a third testing site at the Hillsborough Community College Brandon location, only for it to be closed early because so many people were showing up! At the new testing site on Nancy … Read more