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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Covid live news: 40% of Israel could be infected in current wave; Germany to study rapid antigen-test reliability for Omicron

Israeli prime minister says 2 million – 4 million will be infected in coming weeks; German health minister casts doubt on rapid antigen tests in detecting Omicron

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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 news live: South Africa says fourth wave has peaked; US will soon see ‘viral blizzard’, expert warns

Health officials in South Africa say its fourth wave has passed after a dip in infections; the US will see new Covid cases rise dramatically next month, an infectious disease expert warns

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