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National leaders to discuss easing restrictions for vaccinated Australians as half the country is locked down

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With 16 million Australians again plunged into lockdown as authorities struggle to contain Delta variant outbreaks, the national cabinet is set to examine how allowing vaccinated residents to be freed from restriction...

Easing travel rules for those vaccinated in US and EU ‘reckless’, says Labour

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Labour has called plans to significantly ease restrictions for millions of travellers “reckless”, saying the move could lead to the importation of another more infectious Covid variant that could wreak havoc. Concerns...

‘I’m excited to see my parents’: Guardian readers on travel-rule easing

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Ministers have announced that fully vaccinated travellers living in the EU and the US will no longer have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in England from an amber country. Under the new rules, which take effect...

Sharp rise in UK Covid cases casts doubt on more lockdown easing before 19 July

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More than 16,000 new confirmed Covid cases were reported in the UK on Wednesday, the highest daily figure since early February, official data has shown, casting even more doubt on the chances of reopening measures com...

Coronavirus live news: US delays easing of land border restrictions; Japan to rule on allowing fans at Olympics

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Reports suggest Tokyo 2020 organisers will allow 10,000 fans; New Zealand approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds; US borders with Canada and Mexico to remain closed to non-essential travel until 21 July

Wales delays easing Covid restrictions by four weeks

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There is to be a four-week pause in the relaxing of Covid restrictions in Wales, the first minister, Mark Drakeford, will confirm on Friday. More than half a million doses of vaccine are to be deployed over the coming...

Plan to oblige care staff to have Covid jab and England easing delay confirmed

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Ministers are to go ahead with plans to oblige care home staff to have coronavirus vaccinations as a condition of work and will consult on extending the obligation to NHS workers, Matt Hancock has confirmed. Speaking ...

The Guardian view on delaying lockdown easing: sadly unavoidable

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Since February, when Boris Johnson unveiled a four-step roadmap to ending all Covid restrictions in England, progress has been steady and at times relatively serene compared with the periods of abject confusion and ch...

UK businesses call for more emergency support if lockdown easing delayed – business live

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Coronavirus live news: England likely to delay final stage of lockdown easing; Taiwan reports 250 new cases

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Honours for key UK figures in vaccine drive; MPs say Covid passports are discriminatory and should be scrapped

What could a delay to the 21 June lockdown easing mean for England?

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Ministers are said to be considering delaying the easing of lockdown in England on 21 June for somewhere between two weeks and a month. We look at what a delay could mean, and how long it may need to last. Why delay? ...

Coronavirus live news: Delhi announces partial lockdown easing; India has 120,000 new cases

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Indian capital preparing to deal with peak of 37,000 cases a day in future

Bank holiday traffic: sun and Covid easing may mean return of jams

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Sunny weather, the easing of Covid restrictions and the return of road traffic to pre-pandemic levels could combine to bring back traditional bank holiday jams in coastal areas, motoring organisations have said. The R...

If lockdown easing goes awry, it has nothing to do with Johnson’s Modi operandi, OK?

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When the prime minister stood up in February and unveiled his roadmap out of lockdown for England, he promised it would be “cautious but irreversible” – your clearest indication that it would at some point feature a s...

UK unemployment drops as businesses hire amid Covid easing

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UK employers preparing for the easing of lockdown started hiring again in March, driving down unemployment for a third consecutive month, according to official figures. The number of adults seeking work fell to 1.6 mi...

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