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Coronavirus spreading like never before in Americas, health agency says

BRASILIA (Reuters) -COVID-19 infections are reaching new peaks in the Americas with 7.2 million new cases and more than 15,000 COVID-related deaths in the last week, the Pan American Health…

Support for Japan PM up as voters welcome his COVID measures

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of Japanese voters support Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government, with the public welcoming his anti-coronavirus measures, including temporary border closure to new foreign entrants, the…

Coronavirus cluster linked to U.S. base in Japan grows to at least 180

TOKYO (Reuters) - A cluster of coronavirus infections linked to a U.S. military base in Japan has grown to at least 180, Japan's government said on Monday, raising fears over…

Dutch PM Rutte: Netherlands will go into lockdown from Sunday

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands will go into a new lockdown from Sunday morning to try to limit COVID-19 infections because of the Omicron coronavirus variant, Prime Minister Mark…

COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against Omicron – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Preliminary evidence indicates that COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against infection and transmission linked to the Omicron coronavirus variant, which also carries a higher risk of…

S.Africa’s health body sees threefold higher risk of reinfection from Omicron

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus poses a threefold higher risk of reinfection than the currently dominant Delta variant and the Beta strain, a group of South…

Australia investigates new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Friday said it was investigating the newly identified COVID-19 variant spreading in South Africa and warned it may close its borders to travellers from the…

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Fewer than 1 mln U.S. kids get COVID-19 shot in first eligible week, White House says More…

France experiencing start of fifth wave of COVID epidemic – minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France is at the beginning of a fifth wave of the coronavirus epidemic, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Wednesday. "Several neighboring countries are already in a…

UK researchers identify T-cell targets for future COVID vaccines

By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - British researchers said on Wednesday they had identified proteins in the coronavirus that are recognised by T-cells of people who are exposed to the…

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Chinese city says it tested 30,000 for COVID-19 The Chinese city of Chengdu said on Wednesday it…

Mu: everything you need to know about the new coronavirus variant of interest

The World Health Organization (WHO) has added another coronavirus variant to its list to monitor. It’s called the mu variant and has been designated a variant of interest (VOI). What…