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 2021-12-05 16:31 

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Coronavirus digest: Germans back mandatory vaccination plan...

Germany's new government wants to make vaccinations compulsory, a move that nearly two-thirds of the public supports. Meanwhile, India's death rate from COVID is at its highest since July. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-12-04 09:47 

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Omicron: Mideast countries prepare for the new coronavirus variant...

Countries in the Middle East are bracing for the omicron variant of the coronavirus by restricting travel, announcing lockdowns and closing airports. Meanwhile, international vaccine diplomacy is gaining momentum....

 2021-12-04 07:16 

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Coronavirus digest: German vaccine body says omicron jab update will take 'months'...

The head of Germany's top vaccine body said that vaccine manufacturers would likely need a few months before they could create a vaccine for the omicron variant. DW has the latest....

 2021-12-03 22:34 

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Omicron coronavirus variant could slow economic growth, warns IMF chief...

The warning comes as rising inflation and global supply chain disruptions hit economies worldwide, threatening the global economic recovery....

 2021-12-03 20:49 

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Hippos with runny noses test positive for COVID-19 at Belgian zoo...

The two hippos at Antwerp Zoo tested positive for the coronavirus after a vet noticed their noses were "expelling snot." The huge animals, who are mother and daughter, are not in great peril....

 2021-12-03 18:28 

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Omicron: Will coronavirus vaccines need adjusting to fight new variant?...

The WHO has said it's too early to tell if vaccines will need to be recalibrated, adding it's important for manufacturers to examine their jabs. Germany's BioNTech has said adjustments can be made fairly quickly....

 2021-12-03 17:55 

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Opinion: Germany has come to grips with COVID at last...

The German government and federal states have agreed a host of stricter coronavirus measures. This means there is no need for a top-down approach and heralds a new political culture, says Marcel Frstenau....

 2021-12-03 15:29 

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German ministers call for better enforcement of COVID restrictions...

German politicians called on police to help enforce coronavirus rules that business owners have been left to implement. One minister said issuing fewer parking tickets is more sensible than ignoring COVID rulebreakers....

 2021-12-03 09:05 

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Private jet sales and flights soar during pandemic travel confusion...

An increase in the use of business jets cannot just be put down to the coronavirus pandemic. Greater comfort and easy-to-use shared private jet programs are proving that flying status symbols are here to stay....

 2021-12-03 09:04 

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Coronavirus digest: Delta measures work against omicron, WHO says...

The WHO has warned the Asia-Pacific region faces a surge in COVID cases as the omicron variant spreads. Elsewhere, a British study found that mRNA vaccines provide the biggest boost to antibody levels. DW has the latest....

 2021-12-02 20:20 

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Coronavirus digest: Biden unveils winter COVID plan for US...

US President Joe Biden has unveiled his plan for fighting the pandemic this winter. Meanwhile, GlaxoSmithKline has said its COVID-19 therapy appeared to work against the new omicron variant. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-12-02 15:11 

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Bundesliga stadiums to restrict attendance amid Germany's COVID-19 spike...

Football stadiums across Germany will once again restrict access to spectators as the country copes with another coronavirus wave. Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich will take place in front of just 15,000 fans....

 2021-12-02 11:31 

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Coronavirus digest: GSK treatment effective against omicron...

GlaxoSmithKline has said its COVID-19 therapy appeared to work against the new omicron variant. Greece has imposed a vaccine mandate for over-60s. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-12-01 19:12 

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Coronavirus digest: WHO warns world creating 'toxic' recipe for new variants...

The WHO said low inoculation rates are fueling variants of COVID-19. Meanwhile, South African health experts believe there's a chance the omicron variant may not cause severe infection. DW has the latest....

 2021-12-01 19:03 

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Coronavirus: US reports first case of omicron variant...

The first confirmed case of the new omicron coronavirus variant has been detected in the United States. It was discovered in California....

 2021-12-01 17:27 

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How reliable are rapid antigen tests?...

Rapid antigen tests for detecting the coronavirus could be giving people a false sense of security. In Germany, manufacturers are allowed to certify the efficacy of their tests without independent quality control....

 2021-12-01 14:36 

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Germany's ICU medics expect COVID surge before Christmas...

Medics have warned that intensive care cases could soon exceed those at last winter's peak, with some 6,000 critical admissions by Christmas. Germany has recorded its highest level of coronavirus fatalities in 9 months....

 2021-12-01 11:48 

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Germany reports highest daily COVID death toll since February...

Germany has recorded its highest level of coronavirus fatalities in 9 months, as authorities try to counter a fourth wave. Meanwhile, medics warn that intensive care cases could soon exceed those at last winter's peak....

 2021-12-01 04:16 

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Coronavirus digest: US to impose stricter testing for travelers...

Testing timelines are set to be shortened from three days to one. Meanwhile, the WHO has tweaked its travel advisory amid concerns over the omicron variant. DW has the latest....

 2021-11-30 19:10 

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COVID: Incoming Chancellor Scholz wants vaccine mandate in Germany...

Germany could make coronavirus vaccines mandatory as early as February or March 2022, according to chancellor-in-waiting Olaf Scholz. But he insisted that the issue would be decided in parliament....

 2021-11-30 07:36 

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Coronavirus digest: Moderna chief warns omicron could dodge vaccines...

The vaccine-maker's CEO says existing COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against omicron. Meanwhile, Japan detected its first case of the variant. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-11-29 20:16 

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Coronavirus digest: Biden says omicron no 'cause for panic'...

US President Joe Biden has urged people to get booster shots and wear masks indoors as scientists study the omicron variant. Several countries have imposed fresh travel restrictions to stop its spread. DW has the latest....

 2021-11-29 16:56 

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COVID: What we know about the omicron variant...

Where has the B.1.1.529 been detected, how virulent is it and how did it develop? DW looks at what we know about the new coronavirus variant, dubbed "omicron" by the WHO....

 2021-11-29 08:10 

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Coronavirus digest: Japan bars foreign travelers as omicron spreads...

As concerns over the new omicron COVID variant grow, Japan is reinstating curbs for foreign arrivals. Meanwhile, Dutch police detained a couple who fled from a quarantine hotel. DW has the latest....

 2021-11-29 02:40 

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Coronavirus pandemic could cost global tourism $2 trillion, UN reports...

Tourism has rebounded compared to 2020, but still remains below 2019 levels. Uneven vaccination rates and new strains could hinder this recovery....

 2021-11-28 19:39 

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No fans, no coach, players missing: decimated RB Leipzig beaten by Leverkusen...

Coronavirus absentees took their toll as RB Leipzig's disappointing season continued with defeat to Leverkusen in an empty stadium. Diaby and Wirtz excelled for the visitors, Szoboszlai missed a penalty for the hosts....

 2021-11-28 16:47 

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Coronavirus digest: Germany confirms third case of omicron variant...

A person who arrived in the western state of Hesse from South Africa has been infected with the new variant. Denmark and Italy are the latest EU countries to announce omicron cases. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-11-28 01:15 

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Coronavirus digest: Israel to shut its borders to foreigners due to omicron variant...

Israel is closing its doors to the world as countries struggle to keep out the new omicron COVID-19 variant. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-11-27 07:54 

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Fact check: Should 5- to 11-year-olds be vaccinated against COVID-19?...

As the coronavirus situation in Germany worsens by the day and the debate about mandatory vaccination gathers speed, the next controversy is looming: Should young children be vaccinated? DW looks at the facts....

 2021-11-27 06:02 

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Coronavirus digest: South Africa decries 'draconian' travel bans...

South African health officials said travel bans over the newly discovered omicron variant are not yet justified. Meanwhile, there is a "high" risk the variant will spread in Europe, authorities say. DW has the latest....

 2021-11-26 18:05 

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WHO names new coronavirus variant omicron and classifies it as a 'variant of concern'...

The UN health body has given the new variant a name and said it is a variant of concern. The WHO urged against hasty travel curbs while it gathers more data....

 2021-11-26 16:56 

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EU states agree to suspend travel from southern African nations over new coronavirus variant...

The European Union has agreed to halt air travel from South Africa and several surrounding countries over a new COVID variant. Many other countries have banned travel from the region....

 2021-11-26 12:21 

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How Japanese travel 'abroad' without leaving home...

Replicas of towns from Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, the US, and other countries have become hugely popular in Japan, especially as the coronavirus pandemic continues to complicate international travel....

 2021-11-26 08:13 

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COVID: Countries suspend travel from southern African region over new variant...

The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-26 08:13 

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COVID: Countries suspend travel from southern Africa over new variant...

The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-26 07:54 

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COVID: Countries move to suspend travel from southern African region over new variant...

The European Union will propose that its member states halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new coronavirus variant. The UK and Israel already suspended travel...

 2021-11-26 07:44 

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Why is the COVID mortality rate spiking in Germany?...

More than two-thirds of Germans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Nevertheless, significantly more people are currently dying due to the virus than they did in autumn 2020. Why is this happening?...

 2021-11-26 06:09 

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COVID: UK and Israel suspend travel from southern African countries...

Both the UK and Israel have announced travel restrictions on several African nations after South Africa detected a new coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-26 02:47 

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Coronavirus digest: UK sounds alarm over mutated COVID variant...

Scientists are looking into a new, highly mutated variant of the coronavirus. The UK has suggested it may impact vaccine effectiveness. DW has the latest....

 2021-11-25 21:34 

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Germany: Merkel calls for more contact restrictions in fourth wave...

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel offered to help her likely successor Olaf Scholz manage Germany's response to the fourth coronavirus wave....

 2021-11-25 15:58 

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South Africa: Scientists detect new COVID-19 variant...

South Africa's health minister has said a newly identified coronavirus variant is of "serious concern." Scientists said the variant could be behind a major spike in cases in the country....

 2021-11-25 12:53 

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Germany: Incoming government faces calls to tackle violence against women...

A leading German human rights body has urged the new government to make good on pledges to fight violence against women. This comes amid a massive uptick worldwide owing to coronavirus lockdown measures....

 2021-11-25 09:44 

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Who can travel to Germany now that COVID restrictions are being tightened again?...

Coronavirus infections are surging in Germany. What does this mean for tourists? Here are the answers to some of the most pressing questions....

 2021-11-25 06:16 

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Coronavirus digest: German support for full vaccine mandate rises...

Soon-to-be German Chancellor Scholz is considering a partial vaccine mandate, but a poll suggests more and more people are getting behind a full mandate. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-11-24 10:24 

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Europe's fight against coronavirus...

Germany is deep in the midst of its fourth wave, and many of its European neighbors are no better off. Only in southern Europe is the virus still under control....

 2021-11-24 10:24 

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Europe's fight against the coronavirus...

Germany is deep in the midst of its fourth wave, and many of its European neighbors are no better off. Only in southern Europe is the virus still under control....

 2021-11-23 01:00 

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COVID: US issues travel warning for Germany...

Surging numbers of coronavirus infections in Europe have prompted US officials to advise citizens against traveling to Germany or Denmark....

 2021-11-22 10:00 

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Coronavirus digest: Austria enters nationwide lockdown...

Austrians went back into lockdown after fierce protests over the weekend, for a period of at least 10 days and potentially 20. Elswhere, German logged its highest seven-day incidence of the pandemic. DW has the latest....

 2021-11-22 09:45 

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German retailers brace for the worst as COVID strikes again...

Businesses have been struggling to recover from the first coronavirus-caused lockdown last year. The renewed rapid rise in infections across Germany doesn't bode well for their business. Hardy Graupner reports....

 2021-11-21 01:18 

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COVID curbs spark protests worldwide...

Anger is mounting in Europe and elsewhere at renewed coronavirus restrictions brought in by governments in a bid to tackle another wave of infections. Far-right groups have taken part in some demonstrations....

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