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 2021-12-08 18:38 

The Independent

Covid: True number of UK omicron cases likely to be around 10,000, minister says...

There are up to 10,000 people in the UK infected with the new omicron variant of coronavirus, the health secretary says....

 2021-12-08 14:40 

The Independent

Almost half Omicron cases in 20-39 age group...

Public Health Scotland said the new variant represents a 'rapidly growing' proportion of all coronavirus infections....

 2021-12-08 14:17 

The Independent

What is Plan B and when could Covid restrictions be introduced?...

PM expected to introduce further tightening of preventative measures in response to rapid spread of omicron variant of coronavirus...

 2021-12-08 14:01 

The Independent

Almost half Omicron cases in 20-39 age group...

Public Health Scotland said the new variant represents a 'rapidly growing' proportion of all coronavirus infections....

 2021-12-08 13:33 

The Independent

Court backlog could take up to 2026 to be cleared, MSPs told...

Court cases have been severely delayed by coronavirus....

 2021-12-08 13:18 

The Independent

Selfie-taking tourists risk giving orangutans Covid, say scientists...

Humans can pass coronavirus on to primates, say conservation biologists...

 2021-12-08 13:09 

The Independent

What is Plan B and when could Covid restrictions be introduced?...

PM expected to introduce further tightening of preventative measures in response to rapid spread of omicron variant of coronavirus...

 2021-12-08 11:51 

The Independent

Boris Johnson considering imposition of new coronavirus restrictions...

Downing Street said no final decisions have been made on whether the PM will introduce new measures....

 2021-12-08 11:45 

The Independent

Norway caps indoor gatherings to ward off coronavirus...

The Norwegian government is introducing a 10-person limit for gatherings at private homes to counter an uptick in COVID-19 cases, although the number will be increased to 20 on Christmas and New Year's eves...

 2021-12-08 11:28 

The Independent

Boris Johnson considering imposition of new coronavirus resrtictions...

Downing Street said no final decisions have been made on whether the PM will introduce new measures....

 2021-12-08 11:18 

The Independent

Boris Johnson considering imposition of new coronavirus resrtictions...

Downing Street said no final decisions have been made on whether the PM will introduce new measures....

 2021-12-08 10:49 

The Independent

With vaccine resistance high, Poland faces surge of deaths...

Poland and several other countries in Central and Eastern Europe are facing the emergence of the omicron variant while already dealing with surging coronavirus cases and deaths...

 2021-12-08 09:09 

The Independent

Video piles pressure on UK's Johnson in lockdown-party saga...

A leaked video that shows staff members in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office joking about holding a lockdown-breaching Christmas party last year is adding fuel to allegations that government officials flouted coronavirus rules they imposed...

 2021-12-08 02:45 

The Independent

Four out of five inbound tourism firms hit by Omicron cancellations poll...

Tougher travel rules have been introduced for UK arrivals due to concern over the coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-08 02:01 

The Independent

South Korea's daily virus jump exceeds 7,000 for 1st time...

New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 7,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic as hours-long lines snaked around testing stations in the capital Seoul amid a worsening virus crisis...

 2021-12-08 01:22 

The Independent

EPA lowers ethanol requirements, citing reduced demand...

The Biden administration has lowered annual production requirements for ethanol and other biofuels to account for reduced demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic...

 2021-12-08 00:01 

The Independent

Coronavirus vaccine booking system extended as Omicron cases increase...

It is a year since the first coronavirus vaccine was administered in the UK and now people over 40 can book their booster....

 2021-12-07 21:58 

The Independent

Johnson urged to 'come clean' after aides filmed joking about 'Christmas party'...

Downing Street has repeatedly denied reports staff had a Christmas party during 2020's coronavirus lockdown....

 2021-12-07 21:21 

The Independent

Johnson urged to 'come clean' after aides filmed joking about 'Christmas party'...

Downing Street has repeatedly denied reports staff had a Christmas party during 2020's coronavirus lockdown....

 2021-12-07 20:00 

The Independent

Omicron could be more transmissible than Delta, PM tells ministers...

A further 101 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been confirmed in the UK....

 2021-12-07 19:25 

The Independent

Johnson urged to 'come clean' after aides filmed joking about 'Christmas party'...

Downing Street has repeatedly denied reports staff had a Christmas party during 2020's coronavirus lockdown....

 2021-12-07 18:31 

The Independent

Omicron could be more transmissible than Delta, PM tells ministers...

A further 101 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been confirmed in the UK....

 2021-12-07 15:09 

The Independent

Boris Johnson declines to repeat official denial about staff party at No 10...

The Prime Minister instead insisted no coronavirus rules were broken....

 2021-12-07 13:43 

The Independent

Boris Johnson declines to repeat official denial about staff party at No 10...

The Prime Minister instead insisted no coronavirus rules were broken....

 2021-12-07 13:34 

The Independent

Sunak faces claims of 'leaving till open' for fraudsters to 'steal' Covid funds...

The Chancellor, however, told MPs work is going well to reclaim funds linked to coronavirus business support schemes....

 2021-12-07 12:36 

The Independent

Canadian drugmaker says its COVID-19 vaccine is effective...

A Canadian drugmaker says its plant-based COVID-19 vaccine showed strong protection against the coronavirus...

 2021-12-07 12:32 

The Independent

European drug regulator backs mixing COVID-19 vaccines...

The European Union drug regulator has given its backing to mixing different types of vaccines in initial vaccination and booster campaigns to battle the coronavirus...

 2021-12-07 11:48 

The Independent

Uganda registers first 7 cases of omicron, says official...

A health official in Uganda has announced the East African country's first seven cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus...

 2021-12-07 10:19 

The Independent

Coronavirus outbreak at Tottenham threatens to affect plans for busy period...

A number of first-team players and two members of the coaching staff have tested positive....

 2021-12-07 10:05 

The Independent

What are the new travel rules and how do they affect me?...

Everyone arriving in the UK must have evidence of a negative result from a coronavirus test taken in the two days before their departure....

 2021-12-07 09:15 

The Independent

German parliament to debate job-specific vaccine mandate...

Germany's parliament is set to debate a proposed vaccine mandate for hospital and nursing home staff, among other measures meant to help break the country's biggest wave so far of coronavirus infections...

 2021-12-07 05:51 

The Independent

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease...

Asia stock markets have followed Wall Street higher as anxiety about the coronavirus's latest variant eased...

 2021-12-07 04:03 

The Independent

Hong Kong loses shine amid tough coronavirus restrictions...

The bustling, cosmopolitan business hub of Hong Kong may be losing its shine among foreign companies and expatriates with its stringent anti-pandemic rules requiring up to 21 days of quarantine for new arrivals...

 2021-12-06 22:42 

The Independent

Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical...

Scientists are poring over the latest data to try to understand who might win the battle of the coronavirus variants, the world-dominating delta or the latest competitor, omicron...

 2021-12-06 20:46 

The Independent

Scientists slam German tabloid's pandemic coverage...

Scientific organizations in Germany have accused the country's biggest-selling newspaper of contributing to public hostility against scientists during the coronavirus pandemic...

 2021-12-06 15:35 

The Independent

Pep Guardiola warns Kevin De Bruyne he needs to fight for Manchester City spot...

The Belgium playmaker has been out most recently with coronavirus but will start against RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday....

 2021-12-06 15:20 

The Independent

Primary school in Renfrewshire shut after suspected Omicron outbreak...

The school told parents it had closed for a week 'due to reduced teaching and support staff' after a suspected outbreak of the coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-06 13:16 

The Independent

WHO: No 'doomsday,' but malaria fight disrupted by pandemic...

The U.N. health agency says the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries and led to 47,000 more deaths worldwide last year...

 2021-12-06 13:00 

The Independent

Pandemic stress weighs heavily on Gen Z: AP-NORC, MTV poll...

A new poll finds that the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have been especially hard for younger Americans, in particular when it comes to their education and social lives...

 2021-12-06 10:17 

The Independent

Scholz taps epidemiologist as new German health minister...

Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz has announced that an epidemiologist who has been a prominent voice of caution in the coronavirus pandemic will be Germany's new health minister...

 2021-12-06 06:47 

The Independent

AP PHOTOS: Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces new dramatic turn...

Aung San Suu Kyi' s career took another dramatic turn Monday as a court in Myanmar sentenced the ousted leader to four years in prison after convicting her of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions. Other cases against her are pending....

 2021-12-06 06:26 

The Independent

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 years...

A legal official says a Myanmar court has sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions...

 2021-12-06 06:08 

The Independent

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years...

A legal official says a Myanmar court has sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions...

 2021-12-06 05:28 

The Independent

Joe Root believes hostile crowd can benefit England in Ashes series...

Coronavirus travel restrictions will prevent the Barmy Army from attending....

 2021-12-05 19:55 

The Independent

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant...

U.S. health officials say that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading in the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations...

 2021-12-05 19:00 

The Independent

Putin hopes WHO soon approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced hope for a quick approval of the country's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the World Health Organization, saying the move is essential for expanding its global supplies...

 2021-12-05 13:03 

The Independent

Hundreds march against COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium...

Hundreds of people have marched through central Brussels to protest tightened COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases...

 2021-12-05 09:41 

The Independent

Germany: incoming minister advises against Christmas travel...

Germany's incoming transport minister is advising people against traveling over Christmas as the country tries to stem a wave of coronavirus infections...

 2021-12-04 20:45 

The Independent

Former Dutch queen Beatrix tests positive for coronavirus...

The Dutch royal house says that Princess Beatrix, the 83-year-old former Dutch queen, has tested positive for the coronavirus...

 2021-12-04 19:31 

The Independent

UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns...

Britain's government has tightened travel restrictions amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant...

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