Covid live: Omicron may be less severe but not ‘mild’, says WHO; threat to arrest unvaccinated in Philippines

WHO chief says calling variant ‘mild’ is not accurate; Philippines president orders arrest of unvaccinated people who violate stay-at-home orders

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Covid live: UK reports 45,066 new cases, highest since mid-July; Russia daily cases pass 30,000 for first time

Highest daily cases in UK since mid-July with a further 157 Covid-linked deaths; Russia registers 31,299 new cases in one day

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Prince Philip: tributes paid to Duke of Edinburgh after death aged 99

Prince Philip has died at 99. Follow the latest updates as the royal family and people around the world react to his death

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Coronavirus live news: Germany may use Russian and Chinese vaccines; Pfizer pledge for 75m extra doses to EU

Debate around other vaccines highlights depth of vaccine crisis in Germany; Pfizer/BioNTech to ramp up production

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Coronavirus live news: Tokyo reports record daily cases as Mexico deaths pass 100,000

Donald Trump Jr tests positive for Covid; South Australia lockdown to end at midnight on Saturday; global cases pass 57.5m. Follow latest updates

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Coronavirus live news: Berlin court overturns government curfew on bars and restaurants; record Swiss cases

Berlin bar curfew suspended after court considers move ‘disproportionate’; Czech Republic records 9,721 new infections, Switzerland sees 3,105 cases

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Coronavirus live news: no widespread vaccination until mid-2021, says WHO; cases rise across Europe

‘We need to see how safe it is,’ WHO stresses; Italy reports biggest rise since 2 May while Spain and France both report thousands of new cases

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Coronavirus live news: US deaths near 150,000 as Hong Kong warns hospitals could collapse

Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical system; pilgrims quarantined in Mecca as hajj begins; WHO warns pandemic is ‘one big wave’

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Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong and California see record daily cases; ‘huge discrepancy’ in South Africa death toll

California cases pass New York’s; WHO emergencies chief says vaccinations unlikely before 2021; global infections top 15m

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