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Ireland leaves second coronavirus lockdown

Ireland ended a second partial coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday, with non-essential shops, hairdressers and gyms unlocking their doors after six weeks of tough restrictions.

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Fauci: US COVID outbreak may worsen after holidays

Top US government scientist Anthony Fauci warned Sunday the worst of the pandemic may be yet to come, driving the country to a "critical point" as holiday travel spreads the coronavirus.

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WHO warns Christmas celebrations could turn to tears

The World Health Organization warned Friday that Christmas celebrations could turn to tears if people fail to keep up their guard against COVID-19 during the festive season.

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UK to relax coronavirus curbs over Christmas

Coronavirus restrictions on social mixing and travel will be eased across the UK over Christmas to allow up to three households to celebrate the festive season together, officials said Tuesday.

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Merkel urges Germans to heed curbs for virus 'turnaround'

Chancellor Angela Merkel pleaded with Germans on Monday to comply with new restrictions to achieve a "turnaround" in the fight against the pandemic, and held out hope that families would be able to spend Christmas together.

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German region to close schools, some shops as virus cases soar

The eastern German state of Saxony will from Monday impose drastic measures shuttering schools, kindergartens and most shops to curb transmission, after it became the worst-hit coronavirus hotspot in the country.