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Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron

The U.K. tightened up rules Saturday on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus that was identified just a few ...

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WHO hosts special meeting on worrying new COVID-19 variant

Advisers to the World Health Organization are holding a special session Friday to flesh out information about a worrying new variant of the coronavirus that has been detected in South Africa, though a top expert says its ...

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Europe scrambles for Covid control with boosters, jabs for kids

Europe scrambled Thursday to regain control over a resurgent coronavirus as governments urged adult boosters and jabs for young children in a sign of growing unease over a pandemic that has killed 1.5 million people on the ...


EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid ...

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Dutch ICU boss calls for tough lockdown to rein in virus

Social distancing became mandatory again across the Netherlands on Wednesday as coronavirus infections soared and the country's leading intensive care physician called for even tougher measures to rein in the pandemic.

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Social distancing mandatory as Dutch COVID infections spike

Dutch coronavirus infection numbers hit a new weekly record Tuesday, climbing 39% while hospital and intensive care unit admissions also rose sharply, prompting the government to make social distancing mandatory again for ...

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EU eyes update to COVID certificate as infections surge

The EU is looking to update its COVID certificate that has made travel easier within the bloc, as its acceptance is threatened by restrictions in some member states hit by surging infections.

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Slovakia introduces restrictions for unvaccinated

Slovakia on Monday introduced restrictions for people unvaccinated against COVID-19, the health ministry said, as the central European country battles one of the world's highest coronavirus infection rates.

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