Australia news updates live: Queensland floods death toll at seven; PM offers military support for Lismore; nine Covid deaths recorded

PM offers military support to Lismore as water reaches dangerously high levels; major flood warning issued for Brisbane; Frydenberg discusses financial support for Ukraine; Victoria records three Covid deaths, NSW records six deaths. Follow the latest updates live

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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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Boris Johnson says he intends to scrap Covid isolation rules as new ‘party’ photo emerges – live

Latest news: PM plans to end all coronavirus restrictions in England in two weeks; picture of PM at event with champagne emerges

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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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