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Record number of COVID-hit Australians in hospital as Omicron surges

Record number of COVID-hit Australians in hospital as Omicron surges

2/2 FILE PHOTO: A health worker administers a test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a member of the public at…
New Zealand COVID-19 death rate at record levels

New Zealand COVID-19 death rate at record levels

People jog past a social distancing sign on the first day of New Zealand’s new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety measure…
Australia battles fresh Omicron outbreak as COVID deaths rise

Australia battles fresh Omicron outbreak as COVID deaths rise

FILE PHOTO: Customers queue outside a Western Sydney chemist to purchase Rapid Antigen Test kits in the wake of the…
Biden administration to rejig HHS to boost pandemic response – The Washington Post

Biden administration to rejig HHS to boost pandemic response – The Washington Post

FILE PHOTO: Dawn O’Connell, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),…
China’s Shenzhen reports 19 new local COVID cases on July 19 vs 8 a day earlier

China’s Shenzhen reports 19 new local COVID cases on July 19 vs 8 a day earlier

A man holding an umbrella walks on a pedestrian bridge by surveillance cameras, near Caopu in Shenzhen’s Luohu district, Guangdong…
Australia reinstates COVID quarantine pay amid fresh Omicron wave

Australia reinstates COVID quarantine pay amid fresh Omicron wave

FILE PHOTO: A woman takes a test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a testing centre in Sydney, Australia, January…
Pandemic behind ‘largest backslide in childhood vaccination in a generation’ – U.N

Pandemic behind ‘largest backslide in childhood vaccination in a generation’ – U.N

2/2 FILE PHOTO: A nurse wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) gives routine vaccines…
Japan warns of COVID surge, Tokyo raises alert level

Japan warns of COVID surge, Tokyo raises alert level

People wearing protective masks walk at a Japanese Izakaya pub alley, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan…
Fresh COVID wave sweeps Asia, New Zealand warns of pressure on hospitals

Fresh COVID wave sweeps Asia, New Zealand warns of pressure on hospitals

4/4 FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing protective a face mask is seen at an open-air restaurant as the government declared…
New Zealand announces free masks, tests as health system struggles with COVID

New Zealand announces free masks, tests as health system struggles with COVID

People wear masks as they exercise during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in…
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