ACT chief minister Andrew Barr calls on colleagues to stop presenting 70% or 80% vaccination targets as ‘freedom day’ ahead of meeting. Follow latest updates
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New Zealand’s “Super Saturday” of Covid vaccinations has proved a hit, with more than 2.5% of the population responding to the call to get jabbed on a single day. The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, set an ambitious g...
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One by one, they tackle the steeply winding path to Penrhyn Castle, pausing halfway to admire the view over a sparkling blue sea. Extended families grapple with pushchairs and picnic cool boxes; there are dapper older...
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Victoria cases at climb as ACT in second day of eased coronavirus restrictions
‘We know they can do it when it suits them’: theatre became more accessible during Covid. Will it last?
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Going to the theatre in a pre-pandemic world, my first question was always whether I could use the toilets. With so many of the UK’s theatres dating back decades, or centuries, even the disabled toilets are often tuck...
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I don’t know about you, but lately I have been craving the cruel, cold horror of the blitz. Haven’t you? Huddling underground in tunnels, staring at the ceiling as the whistle of a bomb drops to ominous silence, the d...
Coronavirus live: UK booster shot rollout for vulnerable a ‘chaotic failure’; Covid pass now mandatory for all workers in Italy
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The programme giving booster shots to immunocompromised is floundering, UK charities warn; Italy’s strict vaccine mandate is expected to bring fresh protests and staff shortages
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Members of the public have been urged to book for further testing after some PCR tests at a government-run site in Berkshire resulted in false negatives. West Berkshire council said in a statement some of the tests at...