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U.S. reports record 1.3M Covid cases in a day as hospitalizations soar

The United States reported 1.34 million Covid cases on Monday, according to an NBC News tally, with the daily case rate shattering global records as hospitalizations soared across the country. At least 1,343,167 new Covid infections were identified Monday, according to the tally, beating the previous record of 1,044,970 cases, set on Jan. 3, by […]

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Australian states reinstate COVID-19 curbs as Omicron cases jump

A medical worker prepares to administer a test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a member of the public at a pop-up testing centre in Sydney, Australia, August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Australia reintroduced COVID-19 curbs such as mandated mask wearing […]

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As Covid-19 Cases Multiply, Australia Tries to Change Public Perception of the Virus

SYDNEY—Australia is betting that, after keeping Covid-19 cases near zero for much of the pandemic, people will be able to stomach tens of thousands of cases a day. That approach is at odds with many countries that are reintroducing new restrictions because of rising caseloads and the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. After a two-week […]

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Australia’s new COVID-19 cases hit record high

Patrons dine-in at a bar by the harbour in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regulations easing, following an extended lockdown to curb an outbreak, in Sydney, Australia, October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Australia reported record high new COVID-19 cases […]

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Lifestyle

Sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits led to a spike in obesity cases in India

NEW DELHI: There has been a rise in obesity among children under five years of age with 33 states and union territories registering a spike in the number of overweight children, according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS). Experts attributed the increase in obesity to lack of physical activity and unhealthy food habits. […]

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Travel

Australia delays border reopening as Omicron cases rise

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Australia said on Monday it would delay the reopening of its international border by two weeks after reporting its first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Prime Minister Scott Morrison convened a meeting of his national security committee and said it received advice from Australia’s chief health officer to delay […]

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Australia reports 2,357 new COVID-19 cases as vaccination push continues

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Australia reported 2,357 new cases of the Delta coronavirus variant on Saturday, as the push to vaccinate the country’s population continues in order to end lockdowns and allow for the reopening of international borders. An 18-month ban on international travel is set to be gradually lifted from next month for […]

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Australia’s Victoria state records second-highest daily rise in virus cases

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a deserted city bridge during morning commute hours on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders//File Photo MELBOURNE, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Australia’s […]

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