Czech Republic scraps mandatory jabs as daily cases hit new high; record cases in Bulgaria – as it happened

Czech government scraps decree to avoid ‘deepening fissures’ in country; Bulgaria reports highest daily tally of pandemic with 11,181 infections

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Coronavirus news live: South Korea reports daily Covid case record as Omicron variant hits

South Korea battles a new surge in Covid cases as hospitals see a sharp rise in patients with severe symptoms and quarantine returns for all inbound travellers

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UK Covid live: Boris Johnson gives press conference as eight new Omicron cases reported in England

Prime minister leads Downing Street briefing with health secretary Sajid Javid and NHS England chief Amanda Pritchard

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