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2021-12-06 US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom

"Last time I did this I cried," said the head of the online mortgage lender laying off 15% of his staff.

2021-12-06 Covid-19: Italy tightens restrictions for unvaccinated

A so-called Super Green Pass will be needed to access theatres, cinemas and restaurants.

2021-12-06 Covid: UK red list criticised as 'travel apartheid' by Nigeria

Nigeria - which was added to the red list on Monday - describes the restrictions as "selective".

2021-12-06 Covid in Uganda: The man whose children may never return to school

The 20-month school closure in Uganda could have a long-term impact on many lives there.

2021-12-04 Belgian zoo hippos test positive for Covid

Officials at Antwerp zoo do not know how the pair - now in quarantine - caught the virus.

2021-12-04 Bolsonaro: Brazilian Supreme Court opens investigation into vaccine comments

Brazil's president will face a Supreme Court inquiry for his falsehood about Covid-19 jabs and Aids.

2021-12-03 Covid-19: Ireland closes nightclubs and tightens Covid rules

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces a number of new restrictions in a televised address.

2021-12-03 Italian man tries to dodge Covid jab using fake arm

The man is so keen to get a vaccine pass he turns up with a plastic arm, but doctors aren't fooled.

2021-12-03 Covid: Don't panic about Omicron variant, WHO says

The World Health Organization urges people to be cautious and prepare for the Omicron variant.

2021-12-03 Fourteen arrested over spate of Los Angeles smash-and-grab raids

The mayor says Covid rules which allowed all the suspects to be released pending trial should change.

2021-12-03 Thailand: Newspaper rebuked over 'hunts Africans' headline

The country's Covid-19 taskforce admonished the paper by saying it was a "poor choice of words."

2021-12-03 Omicron coronavirus variant: Your questions answered

How long do symptoms last for, is it more harmful to children? Experts answer your questions.

2021-12-03 Omicron: India reports first cases of new Covid variant

Two travellers who landed in India's Bangalore city tested positive for the Omicron variant.

2021-12-03 How to spot the software that could be spying on you

Software used to spy on someone via their phone is a growing threat and common in domestic abuse cases.

2021-12-02 Antonio Brown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers player banned for misrepresenting vaccination status

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown is one of three players to be disciplined for misrepresenting their Covid-19 vaccination status.

2021-12-02 How do you say 'Omicron'?

Omicron is the 13th variant of the Covid-19 virus to receive a Greek name but the pronunciation is up for debate.

2021-12-02 Covid: Trigger of rare blood clots with AstraZeneca jab found by scientists

Researchers in Cardiff and the US work out how the Covid jab may be linked to the extremely rare clots.

2021-12-02 Omicron: Biden unveils new Covid-19 winter measures

Cases of the Omicron variant have now been reported in three US states and at least 23 countries.

2021-12-02 Covid: Germany puts major restrictions on unvaccinated

Chancellor Angela Merkel describes the far-reaching measures as an act of "national solidarity".

2021-12-02 Queensland Floods: Second death recorded as crisis continues

The southern part of Queensland has seen widespread rain and flooding.

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