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COVID-19 health emergency could be over this year, WHO says

The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization says the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, including deaths, hospitalizations and…

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White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website

The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before…

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US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and…

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Vatican No. 2 and deputy both positive for COVID

The Vatican press office says that Cardinal Pietro Parolin and  Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra have both tested positive for the…

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Russia to shorten COVID-19 isolation period to 7 days

Russian authorities say the government is shortening the required isolation period for people infected with the coronavirus from 14 to…

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Poland expects highest infection rate so far in new wave

Poland’s health officials say that the country has entered a new, fifth wave, in the coronavirus pandemic, predicting that it…

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China media say foreign parcels suspected in new infections

Chinese state media report parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and…

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Japan ready to expand COVID restrictions as infections surge

Japan’s government is preparing social restrictions in Tokyo and other regions as the omicron variant of the coronavirus infects more…

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Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress

Australia has reported a record high of COVID-19 deaths, and its second-largest state declared an emergency in hospitals to cope…

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Asia shares mostly rise moderately after US national holiday

Asian shares are mostly higher in the absence of big market-moving news following a national holiday in the U.S. The…

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