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NSW government underspent on PPE and mental health, audit of $7.5bn Covid spending finds
Auditor general says state agencies forked out close to $200m on faulty imported masks and ventilators

Tamsin Rose

20, May, 2022 @9:23 AM

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Name ministers fined in Partygate, Dominic Raab urges Sue Gray
Deputy PM says there should be transparency about who breached Covid rules in civil servant’s report

Jamie Grierson

20, May, 2022 @8:05 AM

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Friday briefing: Is Boris Johnson in the clear over Partygate?
In today’s newsletter: With the announcement Boris Johnson will face no further fines from the Met police, Archie Bland explains where the prime minister stands now

Archie Bland

20, May, 2022 @5:44 AM

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North Korea’s Covid caseload passes 2 million amid global concern about regime’s pandemic plan
Experts believe North Korean authorities are underreporting deaths to prove that their response has been effective

Justin McCurry and agencies

20, May, 2022 @3:21 AM

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Respiratory syncytial virus kills 100,000 under-fives every year
The acute lower respiratory infection has surged after Covid restrictions eased, experts say

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, May, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Civil servants and No 10 advisers furious over single fine for Boris Johnson
PM received only one of 126 fixed-penalty notices relating to law-breaking parties, prompting claims Met police bungled inquiry

Heather Stewart, Vikram Dodd, Peter Walker and Rajeev Syal

19, May, 2022 @7:28 PM

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Johnson may believe he’s safe but threat from Partygate is not over
Analysis: even if MPs conclude a single fine airbrushes PM’s role in scandal, the public may decide otherwise

Heather Stewart

19, May, 2022 @6:09 PM

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The Guardian view on low Covid vaccination rates: not just North Korea | Editorial
Editorial: Pyongyang has left its people highly vulnerable to this outbreak. But rich countries have a responsibility for the lack of protection in other places


19, May, 2022 @5:51 PM

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Aged care sector wants Covid prevention funding restored as 30% of homes grapple with outbreaks
Industry criticises Australia’s ‘perverse incentive’ that reimburses providers for the cost of outbreaks but not for preventing them

Christopher Knaus

19, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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At least 25m people in UK to be offered Covid booster this autumn
Vaccine body says extra jab will be for most vulnerable adults, frontline social care and health workers

Ian Sample Science editor

19, May, 2022 @4:40 PM

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The shaming of Whitehall: how the Partygate scandal unfolded
Boris Johnson may survive but the story could prove as damaging to Whitehall’s reputation as the expenses’ scandal was to MPs

Jessica Elgot

19, May, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Partygate: Boris Johnson ‘told barefaced lie’, says Labour, as Covid victim group urges Tory MPs to remove PM – as it happened
PM told he won’t be fined again; Sue Gray report to be published ‘as soon as possible’; Emily Thornberry says PM lied to Commons; victim group reacts

Andrew Sparrow

19, May, 2022 @4:36 PM

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