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Covid: Beijing city urges end to overseas deliveries over Omicron

Beijing city officials are recommending people stop ordering items to be delivered from overseas, after saying a local woman may have been infected by...

‘Half of Europe’ to be infected with Omicron within weeks – WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that half of Europe will have been infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 within six to eight...

Covid-19: Common cold may give some protection, study suggests

Natural defences against a common cold could offer some protection against Covid-19, too, research suggests. The small-scale study, published in Nature Communications, involved 52 individuals...

India Covid: Booster shots start for priority groups as cases surge

India has begun giving booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to priority groups amid a surge in infections. Health and frontline workers, as well as...

Covid-19: Cutting self-isolation to five days would be helpful, Nadhim Zahawi says

Cutting the Covid self-isolation period to five days would "certainly help", a cabinet minister has said. Nadhim Zahawi also denied that the government intended to...

Covid: Hospital boss admits they may lose staff over compulsory vaccines

The boss of one of London's busiest hospitals has said he is worried about losing staff when new rules come in requiring them to...

Covid pandemic: Chinese city tests 14m people after cluster

The Chinese port city of Tianjin is aiming to test its 14 million residents within the next 48 hours after the discovery of a...

UK air travel sees huge slump in 2021 due to Covid

The Covid pandemic triggered a 71% drop in international flights in and out of the UK in 2021, says a new report. About 406,060 international...

Covid: No new curbs hailed as ‘lifeline’ for pubs

The hospitality sector has strongly welcomed the decision not to impose further Covid restrictions in England. It has been described as a "lifeline" for pubs,...

Scottish Covid cases hit record levels over Christmas

Scottish Covid cases hit record numbers over the Christmas weekend. The daily case totals recorded on December 25, 26, and 27 were the highest totals...

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