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: Omicron accounts for 58.6% of all infections in US; Wales reports 12,378 cases in past 48 hours

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data highlights spread of new variant; Wales warns it is quickly catching up with rates in England

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Covid live: UK considering door-to-door vaccinations, reports say; Israeli PM isolating after daughter tests positive

Vaccination teams could go door-to-door in UK to reach those yet to have jabs; Naftali Bennett isolating at home after daughter’s positive Covid test

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Covid live: UK minister not ruling out ‘circuit breaker’ before Christmas; Netherlands lockdown begins

Health secretary says government keeping ‘everything under review’; shops closed and Christmas plans in disarray as lockdown comes into force

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