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Denmark to offers fourth COVID-19 shot to some

A fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose will be offered to nursing home residents and people age 50 and over in Denmark later this year, the prime minister said Wednesday.

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Mink farming poses low COVID risk: Danish health agency

A resumption of Denmark's banned mink farming poses little risk of COVID virus variants emerging, the country's public health institute said Tuesday in a report that could lead to the industry's revival.

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Pakistan reports first polio case in 15 months

Pakistan's prime minister said Saturday he will chair an emergency meeting of a national task force for polio eradication after authorities detected the country's first case of the debilitating neurodegenerative disease in ...

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France offers fourth COVID jab to over-80s

France is offering a fourth dose of a coronavirus vaccine to people older than 80 who had their booster more than three months ago, the prime minister said Saturday.

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Finland to lift COVID restrictions from February 14

Crowd limits at cultural and sports events will be lifted in Finland from February 14, the prime minister said on Wednesday, with most remaining coronavirus controls to end on March 1.

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Eruption-hit Tonga closes borders as COVID detected

Volcano-devastated Tonga will close its borders Wednesday after COVID-19 was detected in the previously virus-free Pacific kingdom as it struggles to recover from last month's deadly disaster, officials said.

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New Zealand adds new COVID restrictions as omicron spreads

New Zealanders are set to face new COVID-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicron variant were detected in a single family that flew to Auckland for a wedding earlier this month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced ...

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UK points to lifting of COVID curbs

Britain's government said Sunday it hopes to lift its latest COVID restrictions for England later this month with the Omicron surge of infections apparently fading.

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Sweden orders cafes, eateries to close at 11 p.m.

Sweden's prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Monday ordered cafes, bars and restaurants to close no later than 11 p.m., urged people to work from home when possible and said distance learning was an option in higher education ...

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