Omicron: Curve of COVID cases driven by new variant 'much steeper' than previous waves, professor warns
A curve of new COVID cases - driven by the Omicron variant - is "much steeper" than previous waves, the director of the Africa Health Research Institute has warned, as South Africa prepares its hospitals for more admissions.
COVID-19: Areas in England with the lowest booster dose take-up revealed
Adults in the UK are being urged to take up the COVID-19 booster vaccine as part of efforts to tackle the spread of the new Omicron variant.
UK weather: 1,600 homes still without power after 10 days as Storm Barra threatens further disruption
About 1,600 homes are still without power 10 days after Storm Arwen, with forecasters warning of more bad weather hitting the UK in the next 24 hours.
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