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Hundreds of UK care homes closing their doors as Omicron spreads

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Hundreds of care homes are closing their doors to new admissions because of the rapid spread of Omicron, increasing pressure on embattled hospitals that are unable to discharge patients into the community. Of the home...

Okinawa may declare emergency Covid measures as virus spreads from US base

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Japan’s government is poised to declare a quasi-state of emergency on the southern island of Okinawa, media reports said, after a Covid-19 outbreak traced to US military bases spread to the civilian population. The pr...

Germany may follow England in cutting isolation time as Omicron spreads

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Germany’s health minister has said he is in favour of modifying quarantine rules to cope with a new wave of coronavirus caused by the Omicron variant, which is already dominant in some parts of the country. Anyone inf...

US sets new record for daily Covid cases as Omicron spreads across country

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The United States set a new record for daily infections of Covid-19 after reporting almost half a million positive cases as the surge of the Omicron variant spreads across the country. On Wednesday there were a startl...

Covid live news: France and Italy see record daily cases; Australia’s Omicron outbreak spreads

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Rapid spread causes highest ever numbers in France, Australia, Italy and Ireland; we’ll all get Omicron, says New South Wales minister; Boris Johnson warned not to impose new year curbs

Ashes broadcasters sidelined as Covid spreads among media at Adelaide Oval

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England batsman Dawid Malan narrowly avoided becoming a Covid-19 close contact but two confirmed cases among Ashes broadcasters have created more headaches for Cricket Australia and the networks. Radio broadcasts retu...

UK scientists: bring in curbs now or face up to 2m daily Covid infections as Omicron spreads

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The scale of the threat posed by the Omicron variant was laid bare by government scientists last night as they warned that there are now hundreds of thousands of infections every day. That daily number could reach bet...

South African Covid cases up 255% in a week as Omicron spreads

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Covid cases in South Africa have surged by 255% in the past seven days but there is mounting anecdotal evidence that infections with the Omicron variant are provoking milder symptoms than in previous waves. According ...

WHO says no deaths reported from Omicron yet as Covid variant spreads

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The Omicron variant has been detected in at least 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the World Health Organization has said, amid warnings that it could damage the global economic recovery. The United ...

Red Snow review – vampire comedy spreads Christmas cheer not chills

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Home Alone meets The Lost Boys in this trashy half-way entertaining Christmas vampire movie from director Sean Nichols Lynch; it’s a black comedy with some silly splattery gore. Lynch makes the most of a limited budge...

First Thing: US could face ‘fifth wave’ of Covid as Omicron spreads

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Good morning. Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday the US has “the potential to go into a fifth wave” of coronavirus infections amid rising cases and stagnating vaccination rates. Early ev...

‘It spreads like a disease’: how pro-eating-disorder videos reach teens on TikTok

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Instagram has attracted a firestorm after whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed internal research showing the platform downplayed proof of its toxic effects – including the rise of eating disorders – on children. But...

New Zealand widens Covid lockdown as Delta spreads outside Auckland

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New Zealand’s Delta Covid variant outbreak has spread beyond Auckland, prompting the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to put additional regions into a snap lockdown. There were 32 new coronavirus cases on Sunday in the...

US adds just 235,000 jobs in August as Delta variant spreads

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The US economy added just 235,000 jobs in August, a sharp drop from preceding months, as employers cut back hiring plans amid the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus virus. The unemployment rate declined by...

‘We can never go back’: Taliban surge spreads fear in Delhi’s ‘Little Kabul’

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They call it little Kabul and it’s not hard to see why. In this lively corner of south Delhi, the streets of Lajpat Nagar are lined with Afghan pharmacies, supermarkets, travel agents and beauty parlours, with Dari Pe...

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