Gauteng police hunting suspect after officer shot at home | The Citizen

A 32-year-old man has been arrested after killing a police officer in Mabopane in Tshwane. Police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe said the police officer and his family were accosted by a group of criminals at their homestead in the early hours of Sunday morning. “Just after midnight in the early hours of Sunday morning, the … Read more

New Covid-19 wave to hit NSW within weeks, chief health officer says – video

Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant warns a new wave of Covid infections is looming in New South Wales, with transmission of the virus predicted to increase in the coming weeks. ‘BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron continues to be the most common variants. However, we are seeing a rise in XBB, BQ.1.1 and the BA.2 sublineages,’ … Read more

New Covid-19 wave to hit NSW within weeks, chief health officer says

A new wave of Covid-19 infections is looming in New South Wales, the state’s chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, will warn on Thursday, with transmission of the virus predicted to increase in coming weeks. It follows Victoria’s chief health officer, Prof Brett Sutton, making a similar announcement last week, with Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and … Read more

Off-duty police officer shot and killed in Gqeberha | The Citizen

Police have launched a manhunt for the killer of an off-duty police officer in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape. It is believed that the 40-year-old sergeant and her husband (age unknown) returned home from a nearby shop when they were attacked. Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the motive for the shooting is being investigated. … Read more

Queensland officer gave daughter ‘police escort’ to evade Covid restrictions at NSW border

A Queensland police officer has admitted to escorting his daughter across the state’s border illegally when travel was restricted during the Covid-19 outbreak. Robert William Eickenloff, who has since left the police service, was on duty as a senior constable with the road policing command when he rode his motorcycle into New South Wales to … Read more

Russian officer suspended after thousands mistakenly called up to fight in Ukraine | The Citizen

An enlistment officer in a far eastern Russian region has been suspended and transferred after thousands of people were mistakenly called up to fight in Ukraine, officials said Monday. “The military commissar of the Khabarovsk region, Yuri Laiko, has been suspended. This will have no impact on the fulfilment of the tasks that the president … Read more

Senzo Meyiwa murder trial: Forensic officer denies covering-up mistakes at crime scene | The Citizen

The State’s first witness in the murder trial against the five men accused of killing former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, has denied covering up mistakes in gathering evidence at the crime scene. Forensic officer, Sergeant Thabo Mosia, on Wednesday was back in the dock in the Pretoria High Court to testify as one of … Read more

Ottawa names new chief nursing officer amid Canada-wide health worker shortage – National |

The federal government has appointed a new national chief nursing officer, reinstating a position that aims to bring more perspectives from nurses to federal health-care policy discussions and decision-making. Leigh Chapman has been named to the position, a 20-year nursing veteran who has worked in leadership positions in critical care, home and community care, harm … Read more

New drug price rule could save Canada billions, parliamentary budget officer reports – National |

New drug price regulations set to come into effect next month could lower spending on patented drugs by about seven per cent over the long term and save billions of dollars, the parliamentary budget officer reported Tuesday. Health Canada first announced in 2019 that the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board would change how it sets … Read more