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Germany buoyed by data from abroad amid Omicron spread

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Germany’s leading coronavirus expert has expressed optimism that his country could expect a “relatively normal” winter in 2022, after data from other countries firmed up the impression that infections with the Omicron...

Wales to enforce rule of six to help tackle Omicron spread

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The first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has announced stringent restrictions that will come into force at 6am on Boxing Day in an effort to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, including the return of the rule...

UK’s fading business confidence amid Omicron spread needs urgent action

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It’s shaping up to be all too familiar. A worsening outlook in the pandemic, a government slow to react, and confidence fading fast among businesses and households. In many ways Christmas couldn’t come soon enough for...

Netherlands to enter lockdown as nations across Europe tighten curbs to slow Omicron spread

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Nations across Europe moved to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of Covid infections spurred by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, with the Netherlands leading the way by imposing a nationwide lockdo...

Germany tightens restrictions on travel from UK to curb Omicron spread

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Germany is tightening restrictions on travel from the UK in an attempt to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, the country’s public health authority said on Saturday. From midnight on Sunday – or 11pm UK time – car...

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scots to stay at home to curb Omicron spread

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Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scots to stay at home as she warned the new Omicron Covid variantwas “currently running faster than even the fastest rollout of vaccines”, and likely to be the dominant variant in Scotland by...

Sewage water testing provides clues to Omicron spread across US

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As the United States continues to monitor the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, scientists have been testing the nation’s wastewater to conduct early detection of the virus. In the past week, a team of researche...

Wales asks people to ‘flow before you go’ to stop Omicron spread

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People should take a lateral flow test before going out Christmas shopping or to a festive party, the Welsh government has said. The first minister, Mark Drakeford, is also asking people to wear face coverings in pubs...

New York Omicron cases rise to eight as official warns of community spread

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New York announced three more cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. “The Omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we ar...

Older, unvaccinated people should delay travel, says WHO, as Omicron restrictions spread

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The World Health Organization has said those not fully vaccinated who are vulnerable to Covid-19, including over-60s, should delay travel to areas with community transmission, as more countries imposed curbs to combat...

Covid boosters may be expanded as soon as Monday to tackle Omincron spread

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The Covid booster vaccination scheme could be significantly expanded as early as Monday as ministers try to combat the seemingly inevitable spread of the Omicron variant, with secondary school pupils being told to wea...

Spread the joy: 20 mouth-watering ways to jazz up toast, from olive paste to molasses and tahini

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Britain loves toast for breakfast but, arguably, lacks a sense of adventure about how to top it. As a nation, we tend to stick to marmalade, lemon curd and a small number of fruit jams, neglecting what, if you look ar...

Ventilate your home to stop Covid spread, government says

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People are being urged to open their windows for 10 minutes every hour when they are socialising at home in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19 as winter approaches. Doctors and scientists are backing a governme...

Top Saskatchewan health official moved to tears by unchecked Covid spread

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A senior health official in western Canada has made an emotional plea for people to get vaccinated against coronavirus and observe social distancing recommendations, highlighting the grief and frustration felt by heal...

BBC’s George Alagiah to take break from TV after cancer spread

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The newsreader George Alagiah is to take a break from his presenting duties at the BBC as he deals with “a further spread of cancer”, his agent has said. The TV journalist, 65, was first diagnosed with the illness in ...

How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order

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When Xi Jinping promised the world’s movers and shakers in January 2017 that China would champion globalisation, it looked as if the baton of global economic leadership was being picked up seamlessly by Beijing as Don...

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