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Covid: Sydney extends lockdown as other Australian cities reopen

Infections in Australia's largest city remain stubbornly high, despite five weeks of restrictions.

Anger as Covid-ravaged Malaysia lifts pandemic measures

It comes as hospitals are overwhelmed, with pictures showing patients sharing oxygen cylinders.

Chronic health issues for third in late 40s - study

About one in three has problems such as high blood pressure and mental ill health, a study suggests.

Indians turn to crowdfunding to pay Covid bills

More and more Indians are asking strangers to help them pay off crushing medical debt.

Covid-19: Irish vaccine programme to include 12-15-year-olds

Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin says it represents a "significant opening up" of the programme.

Michael Gove on vaccine passports at events with big crowds

People should be “confident” those attending large-scale events are “less likely to be carriers of the virus”, the Cabinet Office Minister says.

Boris Johnson on Covid infection rates falling for six days

The prime minister urges people not to “run away with premature conclusions” amid a fall in positive test numbers.

Dad builds robotic 'exo-skeleton' to help son walk

The French robotics engineer says he was inspired to build the suit after his son asked him to.

Parkour athlete: 'She wants to be a doctor so she can fix me'

Luke Callinan, 35, has been diagnosed with a rare form of multiple sclerosis.

Brazil: Why are so many pregnant women dying from Covid?

One in five women that died from coronavirus in Brazil did not have access to an intensive care unit.

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