Ministers back down over limiting travel to English Covid hotspots
The controversial guidance directly affected 1.7 million people living in eight local authorities - Bedford, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Kirklees, Leicester, North Tyneside and the London borough of Hounslow - as well as many others who had holidays or family visits planned to those areas following the easing of restrictions. 1
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Los Angeles County coronavirus case numbers and deaths continue to drop as reopening nears
Days ahead of California's official reopening, COVID-19 case numbers and deaths continue to fall.
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The Latest: Aid groups appeal for shots, cash to dent virus
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Russia scrambles to contain a new surge, as most of its people appear to be avoiding the Sputnik vaccine.
MOSCOW - Russian officials scrambled on Saturday to slow the spread of a new wave of the coronavirus, ordering workers in Moscow to take next week off and pleading with the populace to make use of widely available vaccines.
Joe Biden's call to condemn China's human rights abuses threatens G7 divide
A push by Joe Biden for G7 leaders to get tougher on China's human rights abuses threatened to divide the world's leading democracies at their Cornwall summit.
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In China's latest outbreak, doctors say the infected get sicker, faster.
As the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads in southeastern China, doctors say they are finding that the symptoms are different and more dangerous than those they saw when the initial version of the virus started spreading in late 2019 in the central city of Wuhan.
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California's biggest heat wave of the year heightens drought and fire fears
With a worsening drought gripping the West and wildfire season looming, California is bracing for the most severe heat wave of the year - one that promises to tax the state's power supplies while also offering a grim preview of challenging months to come.
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