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Pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year, WHO warns

World health experts issued a grim warning Friday that the second year of COVID-19 was set to be "far more deadly", as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be scrapped.

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Malaysia tightens virus curbs ahead of Eid holiday

Muslim-majority Malaysia will tighten coronavirus curbs across the whole country ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday as cases spiral, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Monday.

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Spain ends COVID state of emergency

Spain has lifted a state of emergency in place since October to fight the pandemic, allowing Spaniards to travel between regions for the first time in months.

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India hospitals overwhelmed by virus as Japan declares emergency

Hospitals in India launched desperate appeals for oxygen on Friday as the nation's Covid crisis spiraled, while Japan issued a state of emergency in some areas just three months before the Olympics are due to open.

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Japan prepares for 3rd virus emergency in Tokyo, Osaka areas

Japan's government is preparing to announce a third state of emergency in Tokyo and the western metropolitan area around Osaka following requests from local leaders who say current measures are failing to curb a rapid rise ...

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Japanese region seeks new virus emergency as Olympics near

Japan's third most populated region on Tuesday asked the central government to impose a state of emergency over the coronavirus as infections rise just three months before the country hosts the Olympics.

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Pressure on Spain govt to extend state of emergency

With infections again on the rise and Europe's vaccine rollout delayed over clotting concerns, the Spanish government is under pressure to extend a state of emergency to fight the pandemic.

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Tokyo adopts tougher virus rules, starts vaccinating elders

Tokyo adopted tougher measures against the coronavirus Monday as it struggles to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Olympics in a country where less than 1% of people have been vaccinated.

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