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France lifts Covid restrictions as case numbers ease

France on Wednesday loosened several of the restrictions imposed to curb the latest COVID-19 surge, with authorities hoping a recent decline in daily cases will soon ease pressure on overburdened hospitals.

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Belgium to tighten COVID rules to counter rise of omicron

Belgium will further tighten coronavirus restrictions because of the surging omicron variant, authorities announced Wednesday, but the country shied away from a full lockdown like in the neighboring Netherlands.

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Omicron now dominant strain in Denmark: minister

The highly transmissible Omicron variant is now dominant in Denmark, which on Tuesday set a new record for daily COVID-19 infections, the health minister said.

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Russia marks another record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Russia reported another daily record of confirmed coronavirus cases Monday as a surge in infections has prompted the Kremlin to tell most people to stay away from work starting later this week.

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Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe in 2020, musicians around the world were desperate for the answers to two pressing questions: Can playing musical instruments transmit COVID-19? And if so, what can be done? 

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