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Coronavirus digest: Ukraine records daily high, tops 3 million cases

By DW
07 November 2021   |   11:08 am
Ukraine's vaccination drive has been met with skepticism and people are protesting strict COVID rules. Meanwhile, Turkey is starting to administer booster shots. DW has the latest.

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