Covid live news: UK records 81,713 cases; thousands protest in Vienna against mandatory vaccination

UK reports 287 deaths with the seven-day total up 45% on the week before; parliament due to vote next week on the issue, which has polarised country

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Australia Covid news live: Scott Morrison announces change to isolation time as nation records more than 32,000 cases

Scott Morrison announces change to isolation time; South Australia records 2,091 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths; Queensland records 3,118 cases; Australian batsman Travis Head tests positive ahead of fourth Ashes Test; NSW records 21,151 new cases and six deaths; Victoria records 5,919 cases and seven deaths. Follow all today’s news

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Australia Covid live news updates: almost 500 extra Sydney cases undetected in community for days after mistake by major testing facility

More positive cases after Sydney lab testing error; ‘sacred’ SCG Ashes Test to go ahead, NSW minister says; Queensland reports 1,158 cases, scraps day five testing requirement after Brad Hazzard criticises ‘tourism testing’; massive demand for testing in NSW blows out wait times as state records 6,062 cases and one death; Victoria records 2,738 Covid cases and four deaths; Tasmania reports 43 cases and the ACT 252 – follow all the latest news

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Covid news live: Omicron ‘raging around the world’, Fauci says; Belgian protests turn violent

Omicron has ‘extraordinary spreading capabilities’ and promises to bring a bleak winter, Anthony Fauci warns; Belgian police break up Brussels protest march against Covid measures

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Covid news live: G7 calls Omicron ‘biggest threat’ to global health; unvaccinated face ‘winter of severe illness and death’, Biden warns

Britain on behalf of the G7 says it is “deeply concerned” by the recent rise in cases; Biden warns Omicron could peak in January as states scramble to prepare for overloaded hospitals

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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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Covid news live: Omicron likely to become dominant variant, Harvard researcher says; France to close nightclubs

The Omicron Covid variant is likely to ‘outcompete Delta’ in many, if not all, regions, an infectious disease researcher says; nightclubs in France will be ordered to close for four weeks to counter a Covid surge

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Covid news live: Omicron found in one-third of US states but early reports on severity are ‘encouraging’, Fauci says

Variant detected in 16 US states so far; the threat appears to be less severe than Delta with signals so far ‘a bit encouraging’, Dr Anthony Fauci says

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