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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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 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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UK Covid live: cases hit new record high in seventh day over 50,000 ahead of PM lockdown address to nation

Latest updates: Boris Johnson to make TV address this evening; UK records 58,784 further cases and 407 deaths

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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson admits government could have handled crisis differently in early months

PM says government did not understand Covid-19 in early weeks; UK death toll rises by 138 to 45,677; ONS figures suggest cases in England stable or possibly rising

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