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 2022-01-28 20:21 

The Independent

Omicron drives US deaths higher than in fall's delta wave...

The highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus is driving the daily American death toll higher than during last fall's delta wave...

 2022-01-28 16:10 

The Independent

After huge pandemic losses, governments see rapid rebound...

State and local governments reported more than $117 billion of revenue losses in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic...

 2022-01-28 14:40 

The Independent

NeoCoV: What is coronavirus strain which 'could jump from bats to humans'?...

Alarming-sounding reports have claimed 'new Covid variant' could be more deadly - but scientists say there is currently little cause for concern...

 2022-01-28 14:22 

The Independent

Coronavirus claims lives of 16 more Scots, Government statistics show...

Scotland reported 7,258 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to latest Government statistics....

 2022-01-28 12:03 

The Independent

Slovenia snowboarder tests positive for virus in Beijing...

A snowboarder from Slovenia has tested positive for the coronavirus after landing in Beijing for the Olympics...

 2022-01-28 11:53 

The Independent

Hong Kong economy grows 6.4% in 2021...

Hong Kong's economy grew by 6.4% last year after activity weakened as anti-coronavirus controls were tightened...

 2022-01-28 11:49 

The Independent

Russia nears 100,000 daily infections as omicron rages...

Russian authorities on Friday reported over 98,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases, but the Kremlin says the actual number is likely to be much higher as the highly contagious omicron variant continues to rage through the vast country...

 2022-01-28 11:43 

The Independent

Chinese travel for Lunar New Year despite plea to stay put...

Chinese are traveling to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, the country's biggest family holiday, despite a government plea to stay where they are as Beijing tries to contain coronavirus outbreaks...

 2022-01-28 11:14 

The Independent

Germany says omicron surge 'under control' despite records...

Germany's health minister says a coronavirus surge fueled by the omicron variant remains "under control" despite a string of new infection records...

 2022-01-28 10:01 

The Independent

Thailand adopts guidelines for declaring COVID-19 endemic...

Thai health authorities have approved new guidelines outlining the parameters for declaring the coronavirus pandemic an endemic disease...

 2022-01-28 09:59 

The Independent

Another 36 Covid-linked deaths recorded in weekly update...

The latest deaths, registered in the week ending January 21, take the total number of coronavirus-linked fatalities recorded by Nisra to 4,142....

 2022-01-28 01:34 

The Independent

Palin dines out again in NYC days after positive virus test...

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was spotted dining out at a New York City restaurant, two days after testing positive for the coronavirus...

 2022-01-27 23:21 

The Independent

Anti-mask anger forces Colorado children's museum to close...

A Colorado children's museum is the latest casualty of harassment by people angry over mask mandates designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus...

 2022-01-27 21:32 

The Independent

Crowd in Toronto cheers on anti-vaccine trucker convoy...

A large crowd gathered outside a mall north of Toronto to cheer a group of local truckers preparing to join a convoy to Ottawa protesting the Canadian government's coronavirus vaccine mandate for cross-border drivers...

 2022-01-27 18:17 

The Independent

Women allowed to watch Iranian football match for first time in three years...

After a decades-long ban was lifted, the coronavirus pandemic quickly halted hopes for many of seeing the national team playing live...

 2022-01-27 17:07 

The Independent

More than 127,000 NHS and care staff unvaccinated ahead of jab deadline...

Frontline staff will be required to have had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by April 1 as a condition of deployment, unless they are exempt....

 2022-01-27 16:11 

The Independent

Health system 'hurt' after two years of coronavirus...

HSE chief Paul Reid said the service remains under pressure....

 2022-01-27 14:37 

The Independent

Scotland records 20 coronavirus deaths and 8,275 new cases...

The number of people in hospital on Wednesday with recently confirmed Covid-19 was 70 down on the day before....

 2022-01-27 13:37 

The Independent

US economy grew 5.7% in 2021 in rebound from 2020 recession...

The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan's presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020s brief but devastating coronavirus recession...

 2022-01-27 10:46 

The Independent

Older customers cautious over return to bingo halls says Mecca owner...

Rank Group said revenues dipped after the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in November....

 2022-01-27 09:46 

The Independent

Scientists identify four factors that may increase risk of long Covid...

Patients reported lingering symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog and shortness of breath months after their coronavirus infections cleared...

 2022-01-27 09:25 

The Independent

S. Korea expert defends use of rapid tests as omicron surges...

South Korea's top infectious disease expert is defending the move to expand the use of rapid testing despite accuracy concerns as the country broke its daily coronavirus record for the third straight day...

 2022-01-27 07:37 

The Independent

WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia...

Staffers at the World Health Organization have alleged the U.N. health agency's top director in the Western Pacific engaged in unethical, racist, and abusive behavior that has undermined its efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, according to an in...

 2022-01-27 07:32 

The Independent

WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia...

Staffers at the World Health Organization have alleged the U.N. health agency's top director in the Western Pacific engaged in unethical, racist, and abusive behavior that has undermined its efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, according to an in...

 2022-01-27 06:00 

The Independent

Face mask rules in England: Where you do and don't have to wear them...

From Thursday 27 January, England returns to Plan A coronavirus restrictions...

 2022-01-27 00:53 

The Independent

England lifts COVID restrictions as omicron threat recedes...

Most coronavirus restrictions including mandatory face masks have been lifted in England, after Britain's government said its vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalizations...

 2022-01-26 22:02 

The Independent

Navy discharges 1st active-duty sailors for vaccine refusal...

The Navy said Tuesday that it has discharged 23 active-duty sailors for refusing the coronavirus vaccine, marking the first time it has thrown currently serving sailors out of the military over the mandatory shots...

 2022-01-26 20:34 

The Independent

Democrats walk out of hearing with Florida's top doctor...

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo has moved closer to Senate confirmation after a tense hearing where Democrats accused the state's top doctor of evading questions on his coronavirus policies and stormed out before casting their votes...

 2022-01-26 18:21 

The Independent

Coronavirus vaccines reduce risk of long Covid, study suggests...

Double-jabbed people 41 per cent less likely to report symptoms 12 weeks after testing positive for Covid, according to research from Office for National Statistics...

 2022-01-26 15:50 

The Independent

2 women in Norway's Olympic cross-country team have COVID-19...

Two members of Norway's women's cross-country team have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of next month's Beijing Olympics...

 2022-01-26 15:37 

The Independent

Covid-19 infection levels fall in much of UK but remain high...

The figures are the most reliable snapshot of how prevalent coronavirus is across the country....

 2022-01-26 15:30 

The Independent

Yale scientists invent wearable Covid detector that can tell you how infectious your workplace is...

The Fresh Air Clip can be pinned on a lapel or collar and requires no power source to pick up traces of coronavirus in the air around you...

 2022-01-26 15:08 

The Independent

Fewer Czechs dying of COVID-19 despite record infections...

The number of Czech citizens dying of COVID-19 has been steadily declining despite a record surge in coronavirus infections caused by the highly transmittable omicron variant...

 2022-01-26 13:14 

The Independent

Another 145 coronavirus deaths registered in Scotland in past week...

That was 10 more than the previous seven days....

 2022-01-26 10:58 

The Independent

Care homes reliant on agency staff 'more likely to give residents Covid-19'...

New modelling by the University of Strathclyde showed that homes which depended on agency staff were more likely to spread the coronavirus....

 2022-01-26 10:21 

The Independent

WHO: Record weekly COVID cases last week but deaths stable...

The World Health Organization says there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week...

 2022-01-26 09:33 

The Independent

'Poor Meat Loaf got sucked into some weird f***ing cult': Howard Stern urges Meat Loaf's family to talk about Covid vaccines...

Media reports have suggested rock artist had been seriously ill with coronavirus...

 2022-01-26 07:30 

The Independent

German lawmakers to debate possible COVID vaccine mandate...

Germany's parliament is set to hold its first debate on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate...

 2022-01-25 18:51 

The Independent

Dutch government eases lockdown despite soaring infections...

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has further eased his country's coronavirus lockdown...

 2022-01-25 18:10 

The Independent

DeSantis blasts FDA for halting drugs ineffective on omicron...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vowed to fight a decision from federal health regulators to block two coronavirus antibody treatments after the drugs were found to be ineffective against treating the widespread omicron variant...

 2022-01-25 17:20 

The Independent

Russia cuts COVID-19 isolation for some as infections soar...

Russian health authorities have shortened the required isolation period for those who came in contact with COVID-19 patients from 14 to seven days, a move that comes as an unprecedented surge of coronavirus infections, driven by the highly contagious omic...

 2022-01-25 15:17 

The Independent

US consumer confidence remains high after January downturn...

U.S. consumer confidence declined this month as Americans became slightly less optimistic about their near-term financial prospects amid persistent inflation and the highly-contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus...

 2022-01-25 15:10 

The Independent

Inspired by her mother, Isabel Allende publishes 'Violeta'...

Shortly before the coronavirus pandemic, Isabel Allende suffered one of the greatest losses of her life: The death of her mother...

 2022-01-25 14:56 

The Independent

What happens now police are investigating allegations of Downing Street parties?...

The Metropolitan Police has confirned it is looking into a number of events in No 10 and Whitehall while coronavirus restrictions were in place....

 2022-01-25 14:19 

The Independent

Boris Johnson willing to speak to police investigating No 10 parties...

The Prime Minister has insisted he does not believe he has broken coronavirus laws....

 2022-01-25 13:55 

The Independent

Holidaymakers rush to book trips as testing scrapped...

From February 11, fully vaccinated arrivals will no longer need to take a coronavirus test....

 2022-01-25 13:43 

The Independent

Boris Johnson willing to speak to police investigating No 10 parties...

The Prime Minister has insisted he does not believe he has broken coronavirus laws....

 2022-01-25 13:34 

The Independent

One in 20 pupils off school because of coronavirus last week as number doubles...

The number of pupils absent with a confirmed Covid-19 case has doubled in a fortnight....

 2022-01-25 13:17 

The Independent

One in 20 pupils off school because of coronavirus last week as number doubles...

The number of pupils absent with a confirmed Covid-19 case has doubled in a fortnight....

 2022-01-25 13:13 

The Independent

Boris Johnson willing to speak to police investigating No 10 parties...

The Prime Minister has insisted he does not believe he has broken coronavirus laws....

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