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Coronavirus digest: Taj Mahal reopens as India cases slow

Monuments are opening as COVID restrictions are being relaxed in India. Elsewhere, Japan is pondering whether to allow spectators at the Olympics. Follow DW for the latest.

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9 Dec 2021
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9 Dec 2021
DW's Biresh Banerjee spoke to Nalin Kohli, spokesperson for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), about coronavirus-related Islamophobia in India and allegations that the Indian government is exploiting the crisis to ramp up suppression of Muslims.
10 Dec 2021
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12 Dec 2021
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16 Dec 2021
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20 Dec 2021
The shutdown was initiated over fears of the rapid spread of the omicron variant. Meanwhile, Germany's health minister has ruled out a lockdown before Christmas. Follow DW for the latest.
23 Dec 2021
The ambitious goal to fully vaccinate the entire adult population is proving difficult. People are not returning to receive their second dose, and motivating them poses complex challenges.
1 Jan
Children have been out of school for over a year, raising worries about students falling behind. In India this month, some states have started allowing schools to reopen. But in Delhi, many are choosing to stay away, over fears of a third wave.
1 Jan
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30 Dec 2021
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30 Dec 2021
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30 Dec 2021
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