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Germany in new COVID wave: health minister

Germany is experiencing a new wave of coronavirus infections, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said Wednesday, urging the most vulnerable to quickly get their fourth vaccination jabs.

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Relief, caution in Beijing as city lifts COVID dine-in curbs

After staying home for more than a month, Chen Chunmei joined a long line of customers at a popular Beijing restaurant where diners tucked into massive bowls of crayfish following an easing of COVID restrictions in the Chinese ...

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Beijing tightens COVID restrictions as long holiday begins

Beijing residents will need clear COVID tests to enter public spaces, officials said Saturday, announcing fresh virus controls at the start of a Labour Day holiday muted by creeping infections in the capital.

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Beijing enforces lockdowns, expands COVID-19 mass testing

Police and new fencing restricted who could leave a locked-down area in Beijing on Tuesday as authorities in the Chinese capital stepped up efforts to prevent a major COVID-19 outbreak like the one that has all but shut down ...

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CDC extends travel mask requirement to May 3 as COVID rises

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is extending the nationwide mask requirement for airplanes and public transit for 15 days as it monitors an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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COVID outbreak 'extremely grim' as Shanghai extends lockdown

The COVID-19 outbreak in China's largest metropolis of Shanghai remains "extremely grim" amid an ongoing lockdown confining around 26 million people to their homes, a city official said Tuesday.

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