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1 Sep
The WHO is looking into a new variant of COVID-19 named mu and has classified it as a variant of interest. Meanwhile, Australia's Victoria is seeing a surge in cases of local transmission. Follow DW for the latest.
17 Aug
Guatemala has imposed a night curfew and restrictions on public gatherings amid a surge in infections. Sydney officials were facing "the most concerning day" of the pandemic. Follow DW for the latest.
7 Aug
Australia's third-most populous city enters one of the "strictest lockdowns" for three days. Elsewhere, Uganda relaxes rules imposed during a six-week lockdown. Follow DW for the latest.
3 Aug
Vaccines from both drugmakers have been approved in the EU for children from 12 to 17 years of age. Elsewhere, Australia continues its battle against the delta variant. Follow DW for the latest.
10 Jul
Three players and four staff of England's national cricket team have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the entire squad to isolate. Follow DW for the latest.
20 Jun
Beijing aims to fully inoculate 40% of its 1.4 billion people by the end of June. Meanwhile, Indians are enjoying newfound freedoms as COVID curbs are eased, but experts are still worried. Follow DW for the latest.
20 Mar
The list of European countries suspending the jab from the part-Swedish pharmaceutical giant is growing. Meanwhile, the WHO says lockdowns could be fatal for premature babies. Follow DW for the latest.
20 Feb
Coronavirus digest: Australia puts 500 tennis players, staff in isolation. A worker at an Australian Open quarantine hotel in Melbourne has tested positive, prompting new virus restrictions. The Grand Slam's chief says he's "confident" the tournament will go ahead.
10 Jan
The US has entered the first days of the new year with bleak figures. With over 20 million cases — the US has about a quarter of all infections recorded worldwide. Follow DW for the latest.
28 Dec 2020
Germany’s coronavirus vaccination plans hit a snag after temperature trackers showed that some BioNTech-Pfizer shots may not have been kept cold enough. All the latest with DW.
26 Dec 2020
The UK has given the vaccine to the elderly and frontline care workers across hundreds of vaccination sites. Some Latin American countries began immunizations. Keep up to date with DW.
25 Dec 2020
While the milestone was welcome news, the country will likely be unable to reach its initial target for 2020. Results from a study on a Chinese vaccine have been delayed again. Keep up to date with DW.

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Barbados declared hit singer Rihanna a national hero at its republican celebrations in her hometown of Bridgetown. Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the 33-year-old would be conferred with the honor of National Hero of Barbados to cheers. Rihanna was called up before the crowds to be congratulated by Mottley.
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After 11 months it was closed to traffic, the Toyota-Murtala Mohammed Airport Road link bridge has opened to traffic. Repair works commenced on the damaged bridge after six months of closure and it was meant to open to traffic by the end of September but the government further delayed reopening to carry out additional work.
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Philippine Senator Christopher "Bong" Go was President Rodrigo Duterte's choice for the presidency. For now, the withdrawal leaves Duterte's administration without a candidate.
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In a big day for LGBT residents of Botswana, an attempt to overturn the decriminalisation of homosexuality has failed in court. Also, South Africa's government says it is being punished as it tries to get countries to walk back some of their Covid-19 travel restrictions. And the China-Africa summit kicks off in Dakar, where participants are discussing trade, conflict and the coronavirus pandemic.