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 2022-01-19 13:16 

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UK PM Johnson drops COVID-19 restrictions...

People in England will no longer be required to wear face masks anywhere or work from home from next week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, adding that scientists believed a wave of the Omicron coronavirus variant had peaked nationally....

 2022-01-19 12:59 

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Dutch cultural sector protests pandemic lockdown measures...

Amsterdam's Concertgebouw orchestra played second fiddle Wednesday to a pair of hairdressers. Vincent van Gogh's self-portraits were briefly upstaged by a nail salon and barber as civil disobedience to protest the Dutch coronavirus lockdown spread...

 2022-01-19 12:00 

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HK continues to cull hamsters amid COVID-19 scare...

Scientists around the world and Hong Kong health and veterinary authorities have said there was no evidence that animals play a major role in human contagion with the coronavirus. But having pursued a policy of zero tolerance for COVID-19, Health Secretar...

 2022-01-19 10:50 

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Slovakia imposes COVID restrictions to get ready for omicron...

Slovakia on Wednesday limited access to what the government considers the most risky events and public gatherings as the country gets ready for the highly infectious omicron coronavirus variant. Omicron is less likely to cause severe illness than the prev...

 2022-01-19 09:12 

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Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event...

With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they're disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions that have seen parts of the city placed under ...

 2022-01-19 09:06 

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India's new COVID-19 cases hit eight-month high, full impact weeks away...

India reported new coronavirus infections at an eight-month high on Wednesday and a government scientist warned it will take weeks before data on hospitalisations and deaths will show how severe the latest wave driven by the Omicron variant will be. The f...

 2022-01-19 05:59 

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Bulgaria posts record of more than 11,000 daily COVID-19 cases...

Bulgaria reported a record 11,181 coronavirus infections in a single day on Wednesday, official data showed, dominated by the more contagious Omicron variant. The European Union nation, where less than 30% of the population of 7 million has been vaccinate...

 2022-01-19 05:02 

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with his Cabinet on Wednesday to review restrictions to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in England as he seeks to move attention away from parties held at his residence during coronavirus lockdowns. The restric...

 2022-01-19 04:47 

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Yellen says U.S. state, local aid strengthened cities' COVID responses...

The $350 billion in coronavirus relief funds for state and local governments has allowed U.S. cities to respond stronger and more nimbly to an ever changing COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. In remarks prepared for...

 2022-01-19 04:22 

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Treason trial of Cambodian opposition head Kem Sokha resumes...

A treason trial against Cambodia's opposition leader resumed Wednesday, two years after it was adjourned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kem Sokha was head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party when he was arrested in September 2017 on the basis of a...

 2022-01-19 02:00 

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COVID-19 in Anderson County: 679 new cases, 3 deaths...

New coronavirus cases leaped in Tennessee in the week ending Sunday, rising 52.9% as 77,519 cases were reported. The......

 2022-01-18 19:49 

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Free COVID-19 Tests: How To Get Them In San Juan Capistrano...

San Juan Capistrano households can order up to four rapid antigen coronavirus tests starting Wednesday....

 2022-01-18 19:48 

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Free COVID-19 Tests: How To Get Them In Encinitas...

Encinitas households can order up to four rapid antigen coronavirus tests starting Wednesday....

 2022-01-18 19:48 

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Free COVID-19 Tests: How To Get Them In Georgia...

Georgia households can order up to four rapid antigen coronavirus tests starting Wednesday....

 2022-01-18 19:46 

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Free COVID-19 Tests: How To Get Them In Carlsbad...

Carlsbad households can order up to four rapid antigen coronavirus tests starting Wednesday....

 2022-01-18 18:33 

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Free COVID-19 Tests: How To Get Them In Washington...

Washington households can order up to four rapid antigen coronavirus tests starting Wednesday....

 2022-01-18 17:27 

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Free COVID-19 Tests: How To Get Them In Phoenix...

Households in the Valley can order up to four rapid antigen coronavirus tests starting Wednesday....

 2022-01-18 17:00 

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COVID-19 health emergency could be over this year, WHO says...

The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Tuesday that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic — deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns — could be over this year if huge inequities in vaccinations and medicines are addressed ...

 2022-01-18 15:29 

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Hong Kong to kill 2,000 hamsters because of suspected animal-to-human coronavirus transmission...

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong has asked pet shops and owners to hand over close to 2,000 hamsters for culling by authorities, after 11 of the small rodents tested positive for the coronavirus in a pet shop. The territory has also suspended the import of small an...

 2022-01-18 08:17 

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Abu Dhabi requires booster shots to enter the emirate...

Facing a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases fueled by the spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant, Abu Dhabi is requiring people entering the city to show proof of booster shots. The government's health app said earlier this week that pe...

 2022-01-18 03:54 

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Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress...

Australia reported a record high of COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, and its second-largest state declared an emergency in hospitals to cope with surging patient admissions and a staffing shortage due to the coronavirus. New South Wales reported 36, Victoria repo...

 2022-01-17 19:15 

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The Omicron Shift in Europe: Pandemic or Endemic?...

LONDON — In Britain, France, Spain and other countries across Europe, politicians and some public health experts are pushing a new approach to the coronavirus pandemic borne of both boldness and resignation: that the illness is becoming a fixture of...

 2022-01-17 18:39 

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WVa governor resumes briefings, says COVID is 'tough stuff'...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday resumed his weekly briefings on the coronavirus, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19. The Republican governor, 70, developed a headache and high fever and was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Jan. 11, forcing ...

 2022-01-17 16:54 

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Omicron slamming S. American hospitals as workers fall ill...

The coronavirus' omicron variant starting to barrel across South America is pressuring hospitals whose employees are taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope with COVID-19s third wave. A major hospital in Bolivia's largest city s...

 2022-01-17 15:50 

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Mexico president returns after 2nd COVID-19 infection...

Mexico President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador returned to his morning news conference Monday following a week of isolation for his second coronavirus infection. The president used his relatively speedy recovery to remark on the lighter symptoms of the omicro...

 2022-01-17 13:30 

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Pandemic hasn't slowed China's love for US lobster...

China is showing no signs of slowing its demand for American lobster this year despite disruption to the supply chain and international trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese demand for the crustaceans grew dramatically during the 2010s in part...

 2022-01-17 10:18 

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From Bergamo to Beijing, Italy aims for more Olympic success...

Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of COVID-19 in Europe — will ever forget it. For Sofia Goggia and Michela Moioli, the city's two Olympic champions — Goggia in ski...

 2022-01-17 05:41 

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Nepal starts giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots...

Nepal began giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots on Monday as coronavirus infections surged due to the spread of the Omicron variant, officials said. The booster shots will be restricted to frontline workers for one week from Monday, the Health Ministry ...

 2022-01-17 01:54 

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Biden, new Japanese prime minister to meet virtually Friday...

President Joe Biden will meet virtually with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan on Friday, as the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to surge around the world. The White House said Sunday the meeting will take place to highlight the strength ...

 2022-01-16 16:29 

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Can a Gay Cruise Keep 4,700 People Safe Amid COVID?...

As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to surge onboard cruise ships, forcing several cruise lines to cancel and postpone voyages, Atlantis Events, a gay and lesbian tour operator, is preparing to launch one of its biggest events Sunday: a 4,...

 2022-01-16 16:29 

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Italy reports 149,512 coronavirus cases on Sunday, 248 deaths...

Italy reported 149,512 COVID-19 related cases on Sunday, after 180,426 the day before, the health ministry said, while the number of deaths fell to 248 from 308. Italy has registered 141,104 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February...

 2022-01-16 15:11 

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Protest in Netherlands against coronavirus measures...

Thousands of protesters packed Amsterdam's streets on Sunday in opposition to the government-imposed COVID-19 measures and vaccination campaign as virus infections hit a new record. Authorities were granted stop and search powers at several locations ...

 2022-01-16 10:51 

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Thailand reports first death from Omicron coronavirus variant...

Thailand has reported its first death from the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant, a health official said on Sunday. The death, a 86-year-old woman from the southern province of Songkhla, came after Thailand detected its first Omicron case last...

 2022-01-16 07:23 

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Omicron exposes inflexibility of Europe's public hospitals...

A World Health Organization official warned last week of a "closing window of opportunity" for European countries to prevent their health care systems from being overwhelmed as the omicron variant produces near-vertical growth in coronavirus infec...

 2022-01-16 00:12 

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England opens COVID booster jab programme to 16- and 17-year olds...

England's health service said it will expand its COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to include 16- and 17-year-olds from Monday. Until now, booster jabs have been limited to 16- and 17-year-olds most at risk from the coronavirus....

 2022-01-15 23:11 

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Nearly 50,000 New Coronavirus Cases Reported...

Florida reports nearly 50,000 new coronavirus cases in the las 24 hours....

 2022-01-15 16:25 

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Israeli finance minister tests positive for coronavirus...

Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and would self-isolate but continue working from home....

 2022-01-15 15:19 

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For Coronavirus Testing, the Nose May Not Always Be Best...

Over the past two years, diagnosing a coronavirus infection has often required probing the nose. Health care workers have inserted slender swabs deep into the recesses of Americans' nasal passages, while at-home test kits have asked us to master the s...

 2022-01-15 14:07 

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Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say...

Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every infection provides a chance for the virus to mutate, and omicron has an edge over its predecessors: It s...

 2022-01-15 13:32 

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Indonesia reports over 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases, highest in 3 months...

Indonesia reported 1,054 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest daily increase in three months, as the government braces for a new wave of coronavirus infections driven by the spread of the Omicron variant. The world's fourth most populous countr...

 2022-01-15 12:19 

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Boris Johnson in 'last chance saloon' after new Downing Street party claims...

Further claims emerged of regular "wine time Friday" gatherings in No 10 while coronavirus rules were in place....

 2022-01-15 10:00 

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Opinion/Sasse: Federal and state leaders can do better on COVID...

While no elected official was responsible for the unpredictable coronavirus, it is appropriate for voters to hold their government accountable for matters it could better manage and control....

 2022-01-14 23:37 

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Mexico posts fresh daily record for new coronavirus cases...

Mexico on Friday posted a record 44,293 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing its total number of infections to 4,302,069, Health Ministry data showed. The previous record was set on Wednesday, when 44,187 new infections were recorded. Mexico also rep...

 2022-01-14 19:41 

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UK's Labour take 10-point opinion poll lead over scandal-hit Johnson...

The scandal engulfing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his conduct during coronavirus lockdowns has helped the opposition Labour Party to pull into a 10 point lead over the ruling Conservatives in a new opinion poll released on Friday. Pollster S...

 2022-01-14 17:41 

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'Partygate': what could happen next?...

Boris Johnson's position as UK prime minister is on the line after a series of revelations about coronavirus lockdown-breaking parties at his Downing Street office and residence....

 2022-01-14 09:28 

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Anti-coronavirus measures tightened across China...

China further tightened its anti-pandemic measures in Beijing and across the country on Friday as scattered outbreaks continued ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in a little over two weeks. The actions appear to reflect nervousness about a possi...

 2022-01-14 08:44 

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Djokovic ruling fits with Australia's tough immigration line...

To people watching from afar, the treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration officials might have seemed harsh. Djokovic, who is unvaccinated against the coronavirus, faces deportation from Australia after Immigration Minister Alex ...

 2022-01-14 07:04 

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While waiting on Irving, Nets still searching for answers...

Instead of taking a big shot, James Harden wants to deliver one — right into Kyrie Irving's arm. If Irving gets vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Brooklyn Nets become an almost unstoppable offense with three of the most dynamic scorers in ...

 2022-01-13 21:40 

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After COVID-19 diagnosis, WVa governor's health is improving...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said his health was improving Thursday, two days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. The 70-year-old Republican governor continues to experience mild symptoms. Justice was diagnosed with the coronavirus on Tuesday, forcing...

 2022-01-13 19:07 

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New Czech governing coalition wins confidence vote...

The Czech Republic's new government won a mandatory confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament on Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic and soaring inflation presenting its immediate policy challenges. The government was cobbled together by two...

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