Covid news live: South Africa says fourth wave has peaked; US will soon see ‘viral blizzard’, expert warns

Health officials in South Africa say its fourth wave has passed after a dip in infections; the US will see new Covid cases rise dramatically next month, an infectious disease expert warns

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Covid live: Norway to tighten restrictions; SA president Ramaphosa has ‘mild symptoms’ after positive test

Norway to act amid record high infections and hospitalisations; 69-year-old South African president tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday

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Coronavirus news live: South Korea reports daily Covid case record as Omicron variant hits

South Korea battles a new surge in Covid cases as hospitals see a sharp rise in patients with severe symptoms and quarantine returns for all inbound travellers

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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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