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Covid live: unvaccinated over-60s face monthly fine in Greece; UK reports another 84,429 cases and 85 deaths
Un-jabbed older people in Greece face penalties starting at a €50; UK cases continue downward trend

Lucy Campbell (now); Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

17, Jan, 2022 @4:43 PM

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Covid live: Poland advisers quit over concerns government not following science – as it happened
More than two thirds of Poland’s Covid-19 medical advisory body resigns; Coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands will be eased from Saturday

Tom Ambrose (now); Georgina Quach, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

14, Jan, 2022 @11:09 PM

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UK reports 109,133 new cases and 335 deaths; Omicron becomes dominant variant in Germany – as it happened
UK cases and deaths down on the previous day; variant now accounts for 73.3% of cases in Germany compared with 44.3% seven days ago

Samantha Lock (now); Harry Taylor , Lucy Campbell, Georgina Quach and Martin Belam (earlier)

14, Jan, 2022 @12:49 AM

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Knights and elves and suffragettes – take the Thursday quiz
Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical trivia plus a few jokes every Thursday – how will you fare?

Martin Belam

13, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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UK reports nearly 400 virus-linked deaths; German chancellor calls for mandatory jabs – as it happened
UK reports 129,587 new positive Covid-19 cases and 398 more deaths; Germany should make vaccinations mandatory for adults, says Olaf Scholz

Samantha Lock (now); Lucy Campbell , Georgina Quach and Martin Belam (earlier)

13, Jan, 2022 @12:47 AM

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Covid live: no need for fourth jab yet, UK advisers say; Germany toughens hospitality restrictions – as it happened
UK experts say protection against hospitalisation still 90% three months after booster; Germany also cuts isolation for boosted people after a Covid contact

Jem Bartholomew (now); Lucy Campbell, Georgina Quach, Martin Belam and Helen Livingstone (earlier)

08, Jan, 2022 @12:03 AM

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Omicron may be less severe but not ‘mild’, says WHO – as it happened
WHO chief says calling variant ‘mild’ is not accurate; Philippines president orders arrest of unvaccinated people who violate stay-at-home orders

Helen Livingstone (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam , Georgina Quach, and Tom Ambrose (earlier)

07, Jan, 2022 @12:31 AM

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Detectives, sea monsters and stupid dangerous stunts – take the Thursday quiz
Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical trivia, plus a few jokes every Thursday – how will you fare?

Martin Belam

06, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Doctor Who new year special recap – Eve of the Daleks
Stuck in a time loop, the Daleks finally get to exterminate the Doctor – again and again!

Martin Belam

01, Jan, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Celebrations for new year held around the world amid concern over Covid – as it happened
Latest updates as fireworks and parties make a comeback around the world following a year of lockdowns and new variants

Graham Russell (now) Tom Ambrose, Martin Belam and Harry Taylor (earlier)

01, Jan, 2022 @7:11 AM

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Covid live: UK reports nearly 190,000 new cases – as it happened
Latest figures come amid shortages of PCR and lateral flow tests; new cases in Italy reported as 144,243

Lucy Campbell (now); Fran Lawther, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

31, Dec, 2021 @8:05 PM

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France reports over 200,000 cases; eastern Europe’s death toll reaches 1 million – as it happened
French officials report over 206,000 cases; number of people to die from Covid in eastern Europe has reached 1 million people

Samantha Lock (now); Jem Bartholomew , Lucy Campbell and Martin Belam (earlier)

31, Dec, 2021 @12:44 AM

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