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Manaus is collapsing again. Is a new coronavirus variant to blame?

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Manaus The tense quiet outside the small hospital in Iranduba, Brazil, shattered when the ambulance rolled up. Inside, medics give a woman CPR in an ultimately futile attempt to save her life. A hospital source to...

Covid variant found in UK may be more deadly than others, says Boris Johnson

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The new Covid-19 variant first detected in the UK may be more lethal than previous strains, according to the country's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. "We've been informed that in addition to spreading more quickly.....

White House task force says there could be a fast-spreading ‘USA variant’ of coronavirus

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The US may have its own version of a more transmissible coronavirus and that might be helping fuel the already aggressive spread of the virus, the White House coronavirus task force said in its latest report to stat...

UK Prime Minister imposes harsh lockdown as new Covid-19 variant spreads

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reimposed a lockdown in England on Monday as a more transmissible variant of Covid-19 fuels a surge in infections and hospitalizations in the country. "It is clear that we need to d...

Europe launches mass vaccination program as countries race to contain new variant

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A pilot took to the skies above Germany using his flight path to draw a syringe, ahead of the launch of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign across Europe, according to data from FlightRadar24. The pilot, Samy Kramer, ...

Japan will ban entry to foreign nationals after Covid-19 variant detected in country

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Japan will ban foreign nationals from entering the country starting Monday through the end of January after several cases of the new Covid-19 variant were recorded in the country, according to Japan's public broadca...

Flights to UK canceled as health minister says new coronavirus variant is ‘out of control’

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London The Netherlands and Belgium on Sunday imposed a ban on flights to the UK after a new variant of coronavirus, said by officials to spread faster than other strains, caused renewed restrictions in large parts of...

New variant of Covid-19 identified in UK, minister says, as London heads back into strict lockdown

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London A new variant of Covid-19 has been identified in the southeast of England, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Monday, as he announced that London would return to a strict lockdown this week, after coronavir...