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: 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: New York state detects five cases of Omicron variant as new US air travel rules loom

The Omicron variant is now in five US states, including New York; US will require international air travellers to show a negative Covid test within a day of travel from Monday

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Coronavirus live news: Fauci says Americans may still be wearing masks in 2022; variant cases falling in UK

Fauci says other measures likely to be relaxed earlier; UK health secretary says cases of South African and Brazilian variant appear to be falling

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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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