Covid live: Sweden scraps almost all restrictions and testing despite pleas from scientists; Spain’s King Felipe tests positive

Sweden scraps almost all of its few restrictions and stops most testing; Spain’s King Felipe tests positive after displaying mild symptoms

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Covid live news: NZ to begin reopening border this month; Czech Republic to end Covid passes next week

Vaccinated New Zealanders in Australia will be able to return home from the end of the month; Czech move comes despite country breaking its daily Covid record on Wednesday

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Covid live: two-thirds of people with Omicron in England had virus before; Denmark aims to end all restrictions

React study concludes past infection associated with high risk of Omicron; Danish plan would mean most far-reaching easing among Nordic countries

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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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Covid live news: UK records 81,713 cases; thousands protest in Vienna against mandatory vaccination

UK reports 287 deaths with the seven-day total up 45% on the week before; parliament due to vote next week on the issue, which has polarised country

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Covid live news: Germany registers record 92,223 new cases; Omicron variant now dominant in Italy

Robert Koch Institute reports another daily cases record and 286 deaths; Italy’s National Health Institute says at least 81% of cases are Omicron

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Covid live: UK reports nearly 400 virus-linked deaths for second day; Germany chancellor calls for mandatory jabs

UK reports 129,587 new positive Covid-19 cases and 398 more deaths; Germany should make vaccinations mandatory for adults, says Olaf Scholz

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