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Beijing and Wuhan marathons postponed as China battles Delta outbreak

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A Covid outbreak in northern China is expected to get worse, authorities have warned, after cases were detected in 11 provinces and two marathons were postponed. Authorities recorded more than two dozen new community ...

New Zealand’s Covid outbreak spreads to South Island

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New Zealand has reported 104 new coronavirus infections, including the first community case of the virus in the country’s South Island in nearly a year, health officials said. Most of the new infections reportedon Sat...

Italian Covid bereaved want inquiry extended beyond early outbreak

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Relatives of coronavirus victims in Italy are pushing for a full public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic as documents from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) show the f...

Māori party warns reopening New Zealand amid Covid outbreak would be ‘modern genocide’

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New Zealand’s government would be committing “modern genocide” by reopening the country as Covid spreads among under-vaccinated indigenous people, the Māori party has said. The comments come as the country is struggli...

Covid live: Australia’s Victoria to ease some curbs despite Delta outbreak; 1 million people still on furlough in UK

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Victoria reports 779 new cases and two more deaths; UK government to wind up furlough support this week

Coronavirus live news: Austria to hear first lawsuit over resort outbreak; Africa vaccine shortfall raises risk of deadly variants, WHO warns

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Vienna court to hear civil suit over outbreak at Ischgl ski resort in March 2020; parts of Africa could become ‘breeding grounds for vaccine-resistant variants’

Cases double in new south-east China Covid outbreak linked to school

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New local Covid infections have more than doubled in China’s southeastern province of Fujian, which is battling a coronavirus outbreak that has sparked concerns over infections among unvaccinated schoolchildren. Putia...

Coronavirus live news: new China outbreak grows; UK health secretary to set out booster plans

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China reports 59 new cases compared to 22 the day before; Sajid Javid will set out the details in winter Covid plan for England in on Tuesday

New Zealand Covid update: mystery case emerges in Auckland with no known link to outbreak

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New Zealand has recorded 11 new coronavirus cases in the community, as health officials race to find a link between a mysterious case that emerged in Auckland and the outbreak. New Zealand’s outbreak of the highly inf...

New Zealand to rethink plan to reopen borders amid Delta outbreak

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New Zealand’s plans to reopen its borders to the world early next year will have to undergo a complete reworking, the government has warned, as the country races to stamp out an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta...

Sydney ICU nurses sedating patients more to manage workload as Covid outbreak strains hospitals

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Overworked Sydney intensive care nurses are increasing sedative doses for some patients in order to manage their workload, claiming pressure from the Delta outbreak makes it impossible to monitor all of their charges....

Taiwan hits zero Covid cases for first time since outbreak in May

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Taiwan has reported zero community cases of Covid-19 for the first time since its biggest outbreak began in May, killing more than 800 people. “The local confirmed case today is zero, it was not easy,” the head of the...

Rail workers threaten to strike over legionella toilet outbreak

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A union has declared a dispute with a rail operator, claiming there has been a “potentially lethal” legionella outbreak on its trains. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) said it has prepa...

New Zealand reports 21 new Covid cases as Delta outbreak grows

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New Zealand recorded 21 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday as the outbreak of the Delta variant continued to grow, bringing associated infections to 72, health officials said. Of the 21 new cases, 20 were in Auckland, th...

‘No one wanted to come near us’: what it’s like being pregnant amid Fiji’s Covid outbreak

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For 34-year-old Jane, being told she had tested positive for Covid-19 just a few days before giving birth was an experience she would never forget. “There were some minor complications during the final trimester of my...

Sydney faces curfew and longer lockdown as Australia’s Delta outbreak grows

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Sydney’s coronavirus lockdown is being extended for another month, with large swathes of the city facing curfew from Monday, as authorities battle a Delta outbreak that has seen record case numbers this week. New Sout...

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