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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UK Covid live: pregnant women made priority group for jabs after research shows higher risk of serious illness

Latest updates: JCVI moves pregnant women into priority group and urges them to get booster and primary doses as soon as possible

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UK politics live: inquiry into No 10 partying to include leaving do where Boris Johnson gave speech

Latest updates: cabinet secretary to investigate 27 November event as well as two others; Labour says all No 10 parties should face scrutiny

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UK Covid live: Boris Johnson gives press conference as eight new Omicron cases reported in England

Prime minister leads Downing Street briefing with health secretary Sajid Javid and NHS England chief Amanda Pritchard

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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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UK Covid live: Van-Tam says AstraZeneca vaccine’s risk v benefit is finely balanced for younger people

Latest updates: deputy chief medical officer says benefits for older age groups clear, but adults under 30 should be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca jab

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Coronavirus live news: ‘Highly likely’ BioNTech vaccine works against new variant; Taiwan confirms first local case since April

BioNTech’s CEO says tests being run on mutant strain; US could require negative Covid-19 tests for passengers from Britain

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