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China seals off city as worst coronavirus outbreak in a year grows

China’s worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic has escalated with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of one city...

China orders mass testing in Wuhan as Covid-19 outbreak spreads

China has suspended flights and trains, cancelled professional basketball games and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as widening outbreaks of the Delta variant...

Qantas furloughs 2,500 staff amid lockdowns in Australian cities

Australia’s Qantas Group says it expects Sydney’s Covid-19 lockdown to last for at least another two months and it will furlough 2,500 staff due...

Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during anti-restrictions demo

A 49-year-old man has died after being detained by police during protests in Berlin against the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures. Police said the man had...

Vaccine passes in Europe face pockets of resistance

Thousands of people in Italy and France have joined protests to show their opposition to plans to require vaccination cards for normal social activities,...

Canada warns of fourth wave of coronavirus by end of summer

Canada’s chief public health officer said that the country could face a fourth wave of Covid-19, driven by the Delta variant, by the end...

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for US government workers

US president Joe Biden has announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors, as he...

Google workers will need to be vaccinated to return to office

Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to...

US facing soaring coronavirus cases, experts say

The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring Covid-19 cases fuelled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent Delta variant, the nation’s top...

Unvaccinated may face restrictions in Germany, says official

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff has warned that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if Covid-19 case numbers reach new heights...

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