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: 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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Coronavirus live news: Thailand confirms record community cases; Pfizer to ask for third dose approval

Thailand reports 9,276 community cases and 72 deaths; Pfizer to ask US regulators to authorise booster dose to combat Delta variant

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Coronavirus live news: Russia records worst day for new infections; India passes 9m cases

Russia reports 24,318 new cases on Friday; EU ‘to pay $10bn for vaccines’; India confirms 45,882 new cases to take it past 9m infections

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Coronavirus live news: Belgium PM warns country could go into second ‘complete lockdown’

Europe braces for second wave; Spain’s Covid-19 deaths could be 60% higher; global deaths near 650,000

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Coronavirus live news: Florida reports a record 10,000 new cases in one day

US state records biggest one-day increase in its new cases; Sweden records 947 new cases in a day; Tokyo confirms 107 new coronavirus infections; Russia cases pass 660,000

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Coronavirus live news: Latin America and Caribbean exceed 2m cases as Brazil’s death toll passes 50,000

Iran reports more than 100 deaths for third day in a row; UK death toll rises by 43; Chile deaths rise to more than 7,000; six on Trump campaign test positive ahead of rally

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Coronavirus live updates: Bolsonaro hides Brazil death figures; pope warns Italians not to let their guard down

Philippines death toll passes 1,000; lockdown in Greece migrant camps extended; Panama reimposes curbs after rise in cases

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