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Coronavirus live news: WHO says Delta variant not more deadly – as it happened
WHO has not recorded higher mortality rates from Delta; First flights set off from UK to global destinations

Harry Taylor (now); Mattha Busby, Rachel Hall and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

30, Jul, 2021 @11:02 PM

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‘Women have not been able hold these: Samoa’s first female PM gets down to the job
After months of political turmoil, following the country’s most contentious election, Fiama Naomi Mata’afa is ready to get to work

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson and Maina Vai in Apia

30, Jul, 2021 @8:42 PM

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Can Australia fix its CovidSafe app and turn the pandemic into a ‘pingdemic’?
The Australian government is refusing to adopt technology used overseas that could speed up notification of close contacts

Josh Taylor

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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State v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdowns
Far from pulling together during the pandemic, NSW and Victoria have increasingly swapped pointed barbs

Calla Wahlquist

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Extroverted, self-centred men less likely to comply with Covid restrictions, study suggests
Non-compliers more likely to leave home to meet friends, for religious reasons, boredom, or because they want to exercise right to freedom

Donna Lu

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Bots and scalpers: desperate Kiwis try everything to get into Fortress New Zealand
New Zealanders stranded abroad are growing increasingly frustrated with the country’s over-subscribed quarantine system

Tess McClure in Christchurch

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘The war has changed’: CDC paper warns Delta variant is far more transmissible
Rochelle Walensky says ‘extreme’ measures needed to counter threat of virus that can be spread even by vaccinated people

Adam Gabbatt, Natalie Grover and Jessica Glenza

30, Jul, 2021 @7:06 PM

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Too early to say if Covid infections are falling in England, experts warn
Latest data presents a mixed picture, with daily case numbers dropping but ONS figures showing a rise

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Jul, 2021 @6:21 PM

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95% of British adults still wearing a mask when out, says survey
Figure same as before legal requirement relaxed, while most still feel that complying with other Covid safety measures is important

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

30, Jul, 2021 @5:48 PM

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Turkish fires sweeping through tourist areas are the hottest on record
Thousands of holidaymakers evacuated from Aegean Sea resorts as country fights more than 50 blazes

Jonathan Watts

30, Jul, 2021 @5:13 PM

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UK appears to defy dire ‘freedom day’ predictions as Covid cases fall
Government will not say they believe worst is over, but cases fell for seven consecutive days this week

Jessica Elgot and Ian Sample

30, Jul, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Music, fast food and mud at London’s summer vaccine festival
Tower Hamlets council and the local NHS trust stage free event in effort to improve uptake of jabs

Kevin Rawlinson

30, Jul, 2021 @3:50 PM

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