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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

Call to speed up Covid jabs as Delta variant spreads across Europe

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The EU’s disease control agency has called for swifter vaccination in Europe as the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid is forecast to account for 90% of all cases in member states by the end of August. Dr And...

‘Black fungus’ disease linked to Covid spreads across India

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States across India have begun declaring a “black fungus” epidemic as cases of the fatal rare infection shoot up in patients recovering from Covid-19. The fungal disease, called mucormycosis, has a 50% mortality rate....

UK facing ‘perilous moment’ as Indian Covid variant spreads

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The UK is facing a “quite perilous moment” as the Delta coronavirus variant, first identified in India, takes over, accounting for three-quarters of cases, with no indication yet if the 21 June lifting of restrictions...

‘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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Tigray: thousands flee in neighbouring region as conflict spreads

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Attacks by Tigrayan forces in the Afar region of Ethiopia have forced more than 54,000 people from their homes, an official has said, as the eight-month conflict appeared to be spreading. Tigrayan fighters seized cont...

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...

Twenty-four dead in Gaza after Jerusalem violence spreads

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Twenty-four people, including nine children, have died in Gaza, the enclave’s health ministry has announced, following all-night airstrikes from the Israeli military, which accused Palestinian militants of launching m...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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