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North Korea reports 15 deaths and nearly 300,000 new ‘fever’ cases as Covid outbreak spreads

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North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country began its fourth day under a nationwide lockdown aimed at stopping the impoverished country’s first confirmed Covid-19 outbreak. At least 296,180...

Bird flu spreads to bald eagles as outbreak sweeps across US

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The bald eagle, America’s national bird, is the latest to fall prey to the highly contagious bird flu that has been sweeping across the US, affecting birds in a majority of states. The US is enduring the worst bird fl...

Psaki, Garland, Pelosi: Covid-19 spreads among leading Democrats and Biden officials

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Growing numbers of prominent members of Congress and senior staffers in Washington DC are contracting Covid-19, sparking concerns about the risk to Joe Biden as unmasked events increase at the White House. Celebration...

China Covid cases hit two-year high with millions in lockdown as outbreak spreads

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China has posted a steep jump in daily Covid-19 infections with new cases more than doubling from a day earlier to a two-year high as a virus outbreak expanded rapidly in the north-east. A total of 3,507 domestically ...

Toxic Putin is going for bust. The west must stop him before this contagion spreads

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Politically speaking, Vladimir Putin is a dead man walking. As dictators always do, he has fatally over-reached. Bunker-bound and bonkers, there’s no way back into the world for him. At home, too, he looks increasingl...

Japanese encephalitis: Australia to buy 130,000 vaccine doses as outbreak spreads

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The Australian government has said it will buy 130,000 doses of a vaccine to protect against Japanese encephalitis as the outbreak spreads across four states. Nearly $70m will be spent to combat the virus, which has b...

We all have different expectations of behaviour as Omicron spreads in NZ – being considerate is key

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We like predictability. We function best when we know what is going to happen. The irony here is that after all this uncertainty, predictability in this phase of the pandemic in New Zealand is increasing. As the Omicr...

‘Working class people are getting priced out’: cost-of-living crisis spreads to live music

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When Robson Scott, a live music fan from Newcastle, went to his first gig in 2011, he remembers paying around £30 for a standing ticket to see Katy Perry at Utilita arena. Ten years later, he says, “for arena gigs of ...

Fifty Iranian MPs contract Covid as Omicron spreads across country

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Fifty members of Iran’s 290-seat parliament have contracted Covid, a senior MP said, as the Omicron variant spreads unabated across the country. Alireza Salimi, speaking to YJC, a news agency linked to Iran’s state TV...

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...

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